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NCI Goal Aims for Cancer Victory by 2015

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Science  28 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5611, pp. 1297-1298
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5611.1297b

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The cancer research community is abuzz over National Cancer Institute director Andrew von Eschenbach's announcement that NCI intends to "eliminate death and suffering" from cancer by 2015. Some say that however well intended, the goal is clearly impossible to reach and will undermine von Eschenbach's credibility.