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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

False Hopes 

It's almost a cliché: one of the loftiest goals in all of modern medicine has been to cure cancer. Now, UK scientists are claiming that goal is a mere five years away. While their work looks promising, and it is possible that they are right, I can't help but be put off by the assured tone of the Beeb's article: we've thought we were this close a hundred times. We shall see.

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