Cancer and the Business of Medicine

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The federal budget for cancer research is $31 billion, but cancer victims and taxpayers are asking, where are those promised breakthroughs? We look at the expectations and the realities of a disease that's more complicated the more we know. Also, Obama makes his fourth trip to the Gulf since the spill, and the US team survived a tie with England, but a crucial injury could dampen its chances to move to the next round of the World Cup.

Banner image: Several cancer-related organizations hold a rally 'calling on the administration and Congress to reject measures that will devastate Medicare patient access to diagnostic imaging services, and hit rural communities the hardest' on October 14, 2009 on Capitol Hill. Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images



Warren Olney