The Antidote

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

What's wrong with health research in the US

I liked Nick Jacobs' post this morning at the World Health Care Blog, in which he questions the academic research model as a target for addressing big health problems such as cancer. A little heavy on the innuendo, perhaps, but great food for thought.

1 Comments:

At 1:16 AM, Blogger Jim said...

I have some real problems with what is said here, starting with the definition of "little science".

I would also argue that significant progress has been made in cancer therapies, particularly over the last 10 years or so. The death rate from all cancers has dropped in the last two years, and it seems to be a trend.

There is much that is wrong with the medical research system in this country, but not much of what's wrong is indicted in this essay.

 

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