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Scientists have determined how to prevent half of all cancer deaths

Scientists have determined how to prevent half of all cancer deaths

Imagine a powerful new treatment that could cut all cancer deaths by more than half.

In the age of $10,000-a-month cancer drugs that often extend life by the thinnest margins - a few precious months before the cancer rages back - the idea of such a potent effect sounds like a fantasy.

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But it isn't, exactly. A new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology estimates that by applying insights we've had for decades - no smoking, drinking in moderation, maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising - more than half of cancer...

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