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A Cancer To-Do List

Science  25 Oct 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6157, pp. 418
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6157.418

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Harold Varmus wants researchers to probe provocative questions in cancer biology, such as, why does obesity increase cancer risk? He wants to understand whether specific genetic defects in a patient's tumor can explain exceptional responses to drugs, and to help developing countries create national cancer plans. And those are just a few items on his long list of priorities.