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21 Cancer Breakthroughs That Could Save Your Life

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Michelle Crouch of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 21: The cancer death rate has declined 23 percent since its peak in 1991. Right now, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are working on more than 800 cancer medicines. 'If you walk the corridors of any hospital studying cancer today, the excitement is palpable,' says Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, the director of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and a professor of oncology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Check out these groundbreaking new developments in cancer research.

New treatments are saving lives

The cancer death rate has declined 23 percent since its peak in 1991. Right now, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are working on more than 800 cancer medicines. 'If you walk the corridors of any hospital studying cancer today, the excitement is palpable,' says Daniel Haber, MD, PhD, the director of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and a professor of oncology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Check out these groundbreaking new developments in cancer research.

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