By Robert Weiner and Patricia Berg, PhD You can’t sequester cancer. You can only hurt the research to treat and prevent the diseases, and stop the treatments themselves. That is the message of 18,000 scientists gathered for the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual convention in Washington. A rally for medical research with those thousands of scientists ’ usually wonky researchers poring over their microscopes ’ was held on the grounds of the Carnegie Library across from the Washington Convention Center. In rhythm to drumbeats, the scientists became political advocates as they chanted after each speaker, ’More progress! More hope! More life!’ Cancer is neither...
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