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C. Anthony Muse
Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration," "shutdown," and "furlough," Congress has shifted the onus of funding cancer research, education and detection away from the federal budget, and onto its own citizens. According to Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, the agency has lost 25 percent of its purchasing power over the past decade, discouraging American scientists from innovative research. In Maryland the stakes are...