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Science  29 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5795, pp. 1868-1869
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5795.1868b

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On page 1960 of this issue of Science, a team of French scientists says that in the 30% of patients with early-stage colorectal cancer who relapse, recurrence may have little to do with the tumor itself. Rather, poor prognosis could stem from a lackluster immune reaction to cancer. (Read more.)