The war on cancer stretches back decades — President Richard Nixon announced his version in the early 1970s — and while improvements in treatments and survival rates have been made, a cure has remained, for the most part, elusive. After US President Barack Obama announced a new cancer 'moonshot' initiative in his State of the Union address this week, researchers and others began to debate whether achieving such a lofty goal of curing cancer is even possible.

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