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May 7, 2009
“Investing in the Future of Cancer Research” More than 50 cancer center representatives from 20 states descended upon Washington, DC, on Wednesday, May 6th, to educate the nation's policymakers about... Read more
May 7, 2009
By Barry Meier , A back-pain researcher, Dr. Richard Deyo recalls the uproar the last time federal officials tried to suggest how doctors should practice their profession. It was in the mid-1990s,... Read more
May 1, 2009
By Ruth Faden and Jonathan D. Moreno, It's a name only a policy wonk could love: comparative effectiveness research. But get ready to hear a lot about it; it could save your rights as a patient - and... Read more
April 28, 2009
Friends of Cancer Research is a non-profit organization that creates effective collaboration between medical professionals, scientists, public officials, patients, and other research advocates... Read more
April 28, 2009
By Shailagh Murray, The Senate began debate this morning on the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services, with Democrats urging a quick vote on the Kansas... Read more
April 28, 2009
President Obama promised a "new era of science and technology for the nation", addressing the National Academy of Sciences yesterday and vowed to commit significant funds to research and development... Read more
April 27, 2009
EDITORIAL, The Senate has a not-to-be-missed opportunity in the next few weeks to pass legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products.  It should move... Read more
April 24, 2009
By Gina Kolata, In 1971, flush with the nation’s success in putting a man on the Moon, President Richard M. Nixon announced a new goal. Cancer would be cured by 1976, the bicentennial. When 1976 came... Read more
April 20, 2009
By John Reichard, A policy paper released Monday by a group representing a variety of players in the health care system aims to persuade federal policy makers that they must preserve innovation as a... Read more
April 17, 2009
Congress Must Fix System, Report Says, By Lyndsey Layton, Local and state health officials trying to prevent food illness outbreaks are stymied by scarce resources,  weak leadership from the federal... Read more