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Just 40 years ago, if you had cancer, your chances of survival were of 25%. That means that 3 out of 4 people diagnosed with cancer died.
Today, survival rates exceed 60%.
More and more people are living with cancer, not dying from it. We’ve got researchers to thank for this progress. Their hard work has opened doors, overcome roadblocks and provided much needed answers to prevent, detect and treat cancer.
Every day in labs across the country, researchers are trying to find solutions to outsmart cancer. They dedicate their careers to this fight.
At times it can be rewarding, when that Eureka moment comes. But it can also be a long and challenging process that takes time and dedication.