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U.S. War on Cancer

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Cancer has been a difficult disease to cure. In 1971 the U.S. passed the National Cancer Act which was the beginning of the "war on cancer", a popular phrase of the time. If we could achieve such a technological feat as putting men on the moon in such a short period of time , surely a well funded program will cure cancer as quickly. 45 years later we are still at war. While progress has been made, cancer is still a major killer. Immunotherapy is developing to be a major weapon not only to treat cancer, but to cure it.

The below link gives a brief history of the U.S. programs to find a cure for cancer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Cancer

Activating the Immune System Against Cancer Cells

This video explains how the immune system is activated against cancer cells and how cancer cells respond.