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What We Know About Cancer

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To understand cancer research it is important to be well grounded in the science. Since we are cancer survivors, advocates and family members, our backgrounds may have not provided us with this type of knowledge.

This is where CISN comes in – we will provide you with a solid, basic understanding of the science, so you can better understand cancer research and possibly contribute in some way to it’s advance as an advocate or informed member of the general public.

This first section – What We Know About Cancer, contains the following subsections:

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