A new report from the National Cancer Institute calls for re-defining cancer and much more research to try to identify malignancies that are unlikely to cause a problem for the patient, according to the New York Times. Some may be re-named IDLE conditions — an awkward acronym for “indolent lesions of epithelial origin.”

Treatment outcomes have not kept up with increased treatment of cancer “suggesting that overdiagnosis and overtreatment are occurring on a large scale,” says the NY Times reporter

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