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April 16, 2010
By Shannon Pettypiece,  The U.S. government’s cancer research network is “approaching a state of crisis” as waste and inefficiency cause 40 percent of late-stage trials it funds to be abandoned... Read more
April 13, 2010
By LAURA LANDRO, Cancer patients can turn to support groups when dealing with the rigors of treatment. It's far more difficult to get help with the growing financial burdens of care. The new health-... Read more
April 8, 2010
By Jennifer Evan, Physician-geneticist Francis Collins isn't afraid to think big about science. For over a decade, Collins led the Human Genome Project, overseeing the federal government's race to... Read more
April 7, 2010
Genome Web, Francis Collins on CER and Personalized Medicine A Kaiser Health News reporter recently spoke with Francis Collins about comparative effectiveness research, the National Institutes of... Read more
March 29, 2010
Friends of Cancer Research Testifies Before Congress On Tuesday, March 23, 2010, Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) Executive Director, Dr. Jeff Allen, testified at a Congressional hearing held... Read more
March 26, 2010
BY JOHN T. AQUINO, The Food and Drug Administration is underresourced and cannot fulfill its mission as a safety organization grounded in cutting-edge science until it receives more funding and... Read more
March 25, 2010
By David S. Broder, No one waited longer for the passage of health-care reform than John Dingell, so it was only right that no one smiled more broadly than the 83-year-old congressman while seated... Read more
March 24, 2010
Last week, before the health-care bill passed the House, Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health,  met with The Washington Post's editorial board and a group of newsroom... Read more
March 18, 2010
  President Obama Appoints New Director of NCI   Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) congratulates Dr.Harold Varmus on his appointment as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).   "As... Read more
March 17, 2010
PDF: Realizing the Return on Investment from Biomedical Research Briefing- Invite A discussion on why increased scientific capacity at the FDA is what will ensure patients and their families can... Read more

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