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  •  research only gets about 6% (0+ / 0-)

    of the total amount of money spent on cancer, and is far less than the amount of money spent on weddings.

    •  Why (0+ / 0-)

      do you think research only gets 6% of governmental cancer funding? I just ask because someone I know, who is neither a conspiracy theorist nor of a sceptical nature, suggested recently that because 'cancer' treatment is such a big 'business', there isn't the impetus to fund research into its cure, or I suppose it's causes. I was so shocked by the suggestion that I couldn't even address it with him. What is your thought about why?

      'A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit' Greek Proverb

      by janis b on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 11:58:17 PM PDT

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