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US President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act in 1971, declaring a "war on cancer," says Katherine Harmon at Scientific American's Observations blog. In the 40 years since, NCI has spent about $90 billion on research and treatment, and national estimates show that the cost of treating cancer in the US in 2010 was a hefty $125 billion.

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