James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research

  • Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University speaks during a press conference in Kyoto, western Japan after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Nobuki Ito/Kyodo News via AP)

  • James Allison, one of the 2018 Nobel Prize winners for medicine, speaks during a press conference, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in New York. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

STOCKHOLM — Researchers from the United States and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. One cancer doctor said “an untold number of lives … have been saved by the science that they pioneered.”

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