25 March 2011
Vol 331, Issue 6024

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COVER False-color scanning electron micrograph of cells from pancreatic cancer (cell in center is ~10 μm across), one of the cancer types whose incidence and mortality rates have not changed significantly since the 1970s. The United States National Cancer Act, signed in 1971, aimed to eliminate cancer deaths through a massive increase in research funding. A special section beginning on p. 1539 examines the state of this Cancer Crusade 40 years later. Image: Anne Weston, Cancer Research UK, Visuals Unlimited, Inc.