Cancer Research Funding

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Tim G
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   Posted 3/7/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought it may interest some here to see the latest statistics on cancer research funding by the National Cancer Institute.  about $6 billion is spent each year on research.  These statistics were reported by the New York Times.  Make of this what you will...
 
Cancer (Deaths) N.C.I. Funding per Death
Lung (162,460) $1,630
Colon (55,170) $4,566
Breast (41,430) $13,452
Pancreas (32,300 ) $2,297
Prostate (27,350) $11,298
Cancer (New cases) N.C.I. Funding per New Case
Prostate (234,460) $1,318
Breast (214,640) $2,596
Lung (174,470) $1,518
Colon (106,680) $2,361
Pancreas (33,730) $2,200

Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.6) 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's undetectable
 

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