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$450,000 sweetener in colon cancer battle
Date:4/24/2008

al Research Council reports patients with a localized colon cancer have an 88 % chance of survival, however this drops to just seven per cent when the cancer has spread to other organs.

Association for International Cancer Research Scientific Co-ordinator Dr Mark Matfield said preventing tumours from spreading would be a new way of treating cancer by controlling it.

"It is the ability of cancer to spread around the body which makes it fatal," he said.

"It would not cure it but, in most cases it would make a cure unnecessary because a non-spreading tumour would not be a significant health problem."


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