Cancer progress threatened by budget cuts in Congress, group says

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By: Maggie Fox

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It’s never looked better for progress against cancer, a new report from the American Society for Clinical Oncology finds. “However, this vital research is facing its greatest threat in a generation,” the group says in its annual report on cancer. The threat? Budget cuts in Congress. 

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