publication date: Dec. 19, 2010

In this issue: 

More money would speed progress, NCI says, but backs off previous commitment to meet 2015 goal by 2010.

In Senate testimony, NCI director uses survival rate as measure of progress for goal to “eliminate suffering and death due to cancer.”

Also in this 8-page issue: Use cancer mortality, not 5-year survival, to track progress against cancer, researchers say.

Obituary: Sir Richard Doll, 92, epidemiologist who linked smoking to lung cancer.

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