I read and hear quite a lot about donations for cancer research.

I think that donating to a cause like looking for the cure to cancer, aids, diabetes, and many others is a very noble and caring gesture. But today, a thought popped into my head that stems from a cynical coversation about the government I just had.

That thought was: Who is doing the research and where are they doing the research?

We all know that pharmaceutical companies are in it for profit. Are they controlling the majority of the research? If so, does anyone know which charities give their money to only non-pharmaceutical labs?

Thanks,
Cane 

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Comment by AtheistTech on February 24, 2012 at 6:24pm

Sure is!

Comment by Reason Being on February 24, 2012 at 6:23pm

It really is disgusting isn't it...

Comment by AtheistTech on February 24, 2012 at 6:22pm

@ AnneT, yes I had heard about it and it made me sick to my stomach. It boggles my mind when religious people do stupid things like that.

Comment by annet on February 23, 2012 at 11:28pm

btw: you probably heard that the American Cancer Society was recently quite rude to the FBB:  

http://foundationbeyondbelief.org/node/1061

Comment by thewoodenwand on February 23, 2012 at 12:16am

Every University applies for research dollars, as do all hospitals and non-profit groups.

A scientist has just built a working nano-bot so delivery of meds and cures for cancer are not far off.

Comment by Reason Being on February 22, 2012 at 6:09pm

No clue, but I do know that all of the big cancer centers in U.S. do research--Dana Farber, Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, Sloan Kettering--you could try there.

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