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Biden Sees 'Significant Breakthroughs' On The Horizon For Cancer Initiative

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A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

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The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

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Steve Julian, a radio host with KPCC in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last November. He and his wife, Felicia Friesema, turned to social media for solace, support and the space to process their heartbreaking journey. Rachael Myrow/KQED hide caption

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Harvoni can cure hepatitis C, but the drug costs a fortune. Are loans to patients the answer? Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Bad Luck Or Bad Genes? Dealing With BRCA And 'A Cancer In The Family'

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Erbitux is used to treat cancers that start in the head and neck and tumors there that spread from other parts of the body. Because its effectiveness varies, should the price also? Dr. P. Marazzi/Science Source hide caption

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

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