[Editorial] Prevention, treatment, and profit: an unsustainable alliance

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World Cancer Day, on Feb 4, 2019, had at its core a message of early detection and screening. These goals are integral to cancer research and treatment; furthermore, they underscore the potential scale of benefit that better prevention strategies could offer. A focus on screening has obvious advantages, but how best to integrate prevention into health services, and the risk of overtreatment, are sources of debate.

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