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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

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Norma Bauerschmidt with son, Tim, and daughter-in-law, Ramie Liddle, in Friday Harbor, Wash. Bauerschmidt embarked on a year-long road trip after receiving a cancer diagnosis last year. Ramie Liddle hide caption

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Driving Miss Norma: 91-Year-Old Who Hit The Road After Cancer Diagnosis Dies

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Has The Human Life Span Hit The Ceiling?

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Eliminating disparities in cancer care requires more than just expanding Medicaid coverage, say cancer epidemiologists who found that patients with private insurance seemed to have a survival advantage. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Family medical histories are used to figure out whether it is worthwhile for a woman to be tested for BRCA genetic mutations, which increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists using a high-resolution X-ray technique found that this bone belonging to a hominin, an ancient, extinct relative of modern humans, has a malignant tumor. Patrick Randolph-Quinney (UCLan) hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on June 29, 2016. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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

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