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Prevention, Science Could End Lung Cancer by 2015


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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says lung cancer could be virtually wiped out by 2015 through a combination of smoking prevention and high-tech treatment, Newsday reported Aug. 16.

NCI's plan, unveiled this week, calls for better tobacco control, improving cure rates with early detection, and using new, more targeted treatments, backed by an additional $40 million in federal research funding.

The NCI announced the initiative in the wake of the cancer death of ABC News anchor Peter Jennings and the announcement that Dana Reeve, widow of actor Christopher Reeve, also had the disease, even though she is a nonsmoker.

Part of the plan is to invest more research dollars into nanotechnology -- the application of tiny devices or substances to treating diseases like cancer.

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