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Reduced Funds for Cancer is Cost of Iraq, Say Ex-White House Aide, Cancer Researchers
Date:4/18/2008

nds fewer than 10% of requested research projects, down from 25% a decade ago.

"Cancer scientists share the blame," the writers assert. When Weiner asked why the "professional consensus" at NCI is only requesting a $1 billion increase for 2009, AACR expert panelists gave two reasons: "complacency" and a feeling of "the limits of entitlement. Scientists should show the same vision in their funding requests from government as they do in their search for disease cures," the authors argue. "Wouldn't we rather see additional costs for visionary medical cures for cancer than a war causing cancer to our economy?"

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