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.

Filed in: Medical Watch, News

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