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It's from this book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperor-All-Maladies-Biography/dp/...

Highly recommended reading, BTW, though it's a bit depressing.

For the average to go up only four months either we're doing really well against a tiny percentage of cancers or we're doing generally a tiny bit better against most cancers. Or some combination of the two. Either way you look at it that's an indication of lack of progress.

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