Video report: Causes of cancer

Anecdotal evidence is of little value when science is searching for something as large as the cause of cancer. Scientists conduct studies over an extended period of time, adhering to rigorous scientific standards. Experts at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health explain how researchers go about their task, in hopes of identifying triggers for the disease.

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Truman Lewis
A former reporter and bureau chief, Truman Lewis has covered presidential campaigns, state politics and stories ranging from organized crime to environmental and consumer protection.