The Hard Work of Warding Off Cancer | GenomeWeb

In a recent New York Times opinion column, author and Columbia University professor Siddhartha Mukherjee says three recent events show what challenges lie ahead for "cancer-control agencies" as they try to stem the tide of the disease. First, a World Health Organization panel added cell phones to a list of possible risks for brain cancer, then the National Toxicology Program succeeded in classifying formaldehyde as a carcinogen, Mukherjee says.

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