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August 12, 2009
 Dr. Francis Collins    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Dr. Francis Collins, President Obama's nominee for NIH Director, the... Read more
August 10, 2009
To the Editor, Re “Lack of Study Volunteers Is Said to Hobble Fight Against Cancer” (“Forty Years’ War” series, front page, Aug. 3): I read with interest your article about the chilling effect  that... Read more
August 10, 2009
By ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN, With the debate over the future of health care now shifted from Capitol Hill to town halls, supporters and critics of the Democrats’ legislative proposals are... Read more
August 6, 2009
By JAMES D. WATSON, The National Cancer Institute, which has overseen American efforts on researching and combating cancers since 1971, should take on an ambitious new goal for the next decade: the... Read more
August 4, 2009
  Dr. Francis Collins Confirmed as NIH Director by Unanimous Consent  Dr. Francis Collins    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of... Read more
August 3, 2009
By Gina Kolata, Not long ago, at a meeting of an advisory group established by Congress to monitor the war on cancer, participants were asked how to speed progress. “Everyone was talking about... Read more
July 31, 2009
By LAURIE KELLMAN, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer and intends to have surgery early in August, his office said Friday. Dodd intends to be... Read more
July 29, 2009
By Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane, As the House moved closer to agreement on its health bill, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus announced that a draft of the reform package he is negotiating with... Read more
July 28, 2009
By Paul Kane, Key congressional negotiators resumed talks Monday evening on the emerging health-care legislation, scrambling to strike separate deals in House and Senate committees that would give... Read more
July 21, 2009
by Joanne Silberner, The Obama administration and Congress are moving forward with plans to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the various medical treatments for common health conditions,... Read more

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