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The inequities of cancer research funding
The inequities of cancer research funding

In response to commentator Eric Rossen's "The stigma of lung cancer" (March 1), I concur that people are quick to assume if you have lung cancer you must have smoked and that few people know lung cancer is the leading cause of all deaths from cancer. But Mr. Rossen ignored the grim outlook for the 150,000 people in the U.S. living with metastatic breast cancer, also called Stage IV. Every year, 40,000 people die from this disease. And there is no cure. People who have it are in treatment for life, and the median survival rate is 2.5 to 3 years. According to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, metastatic breast cancer research made up only 7 percent of the...