“Enlisting the Dying for Clues to Save Others”
The latest article in Amy Harmon’s continuing NYT series on cancer research is a wrenching article she titles: Enlisting the Dying for Clues to Save Others. The article focuses on doctors using tumor tissue samples to test theories on why cancer relapses occur. The article deserves reading for many reasons. One is to understand the promising science. Another reason is to understand that science sometimes is being stymied by the absence of funding for expenses as littile as $5,000 for a tumor biopsy.