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Cancer Treatment Is Changing: Meet the People Rebelling

Newsweek's editor-in-chief introduces our annual issue on the fight against cancer.
For this year's Special Health Issue, we've focused on the Cancer Rebels—the women, men and children who ignore the rules and scorn the conventions that surround cancer, and who refuse to succumb to the disease. These are the people who find vitality in taking on cancer from unexpected directions.
Cancer_Intro_Image (1) Source: Ramona Rosales, Ryan David Brown, Erik Tanner, Greg Kahn.

My wife snuck into her father’s ward on the palliative care unit where he was being treated for cancer in the summer of 2006. Visiting hours were coming to an end. Most family members and

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