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Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

AP  |  Stockholm 

The winners of this year's for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating in the next several decades although they say it's unlikely the could be eradicated.

of the and of made the assessments at a Thursday conference ahead of receiving the 9-million-kronor ($999,000)

They won the prize in October for their work in activating the body's natural defense system to fight

Allison says "soon we'll get close with some cancers," citing progress against some forms including But he says "the world will never be cancer-free."

Honjo said he expects that will eventually be used against most cancers, often in combination with or

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:30 IST
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