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Scientists questioning priorities of breast cancer research

A new report by scientists, government officials and patient advocates suggests too little of the money the government spends on breast cancer research goes toward finding environmental causes of the disease and ways to prevent it.

The report says that of the federal agencies that spent the most on breast cancer, only about ten percent of recent research involved the environment and prevention.

Environmental factors include radiation, pesticides, industrial pollutants, consumer products and drugs.

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5 Comments to “Scientists questioning priorities of breast cancer research”

    jpi108 said:
    February 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    A very plausible cause for breast cancer was proposed in a 1995 book Dressed to Kill by Sydney Ross Singer. It’s summarized at this link http://www.isisboston.com/assets/PDF-Files/Bras-a… .

    It’s been dismissed by the medical profession, but throughout history they have dismissed many breakthroughs that turned out to be true. I am quite certain this one will be added to the list.

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