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Advances in Precision Oncology: Foreword

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For > 90 years, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been in the vanguard of cancer research and treatment—improving the lives of veterans and all Americans. In 1932, recognizing the intrinsic link between research and clinical care, the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, established a tumor research laboratory to complement the work of its cancer treatment center. As the first VA laboratory to receive funding specifically for research, the new facility symbolized a paradigm shift in thinking about cancer treatment.

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