Category Archives: Cancer

NIH to Get 4.2% Proposed Budget Increase

I’m feeling hopey and changey!
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Posted in Cancer, Funding, NIH | 3 Comments

When Woo-ism Meets Cancer Prevention

“A spiritual element” isn’t going to halve the probability of breast cancer.
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Posted in Cancer, Healthcare, Public Health | 5 Comments

Funny, I Thought Publication Practices Were Why We Haven’t Defeated Cancer

Who coulda thunk it?
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Posted in Cancer | 5 Comments

The Culture of Caution at NIH and Academia’s Role

The risk averse behavior stems from a bad model, not just a lack of funding.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Cancer, Funding, NIH | 8 Comments

Oh, This Will Be Fun: Kolata on the War on Cancer

Another story critical of cancer research. Maybe I’m paranoid, but something is going on here.
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Posted in Cancer, Funding, NIH | 6 Comments

“Could You Patent the Sun?”*

Probably not. But genes linked to a high risk of breast cancer? You betcha. The effects of patenting things you didn’t discover.
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Posted in Biotech, Cancer, Genomics, Healthcare | 15 Comments

A Cancer-Causing Virus…Protects Against Cancer?

That’s right: a virus that occasionally results in leukemia protects you from gastric cancer.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Cancer, Microbiology, Viruses | 4 Comments