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The enemy of unknown origin

Most cancer treatments are targeted to where the disease starts. But what if doctors don’t know?

THE FIRST TIME I SAW KRIS KONO in a DJ booth, it was Valentine’s Day 2009. She was spinning for a big crowd of girls at Machine and had a huge smile, even as she fretted over equipment problems. I’d known her for only a week, and she’d called earlier that day to invite me to the club. She was putting my name on the list, in case I wanted to come and bring a friend.

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