Dollars and Question Marks

Brendan Maher's article "Is NCCAM a Sham?"1 quotes Saul Green, an emeritus cancer biologist from Memorial-Sloan Kettering who avers: "You don't need $100 million in 10 years to come up with a question mark." This has got to be about one of the most disingenuous remarks I have ever seen from a cancer researcher. How many hundreds of millions have been poured in cancer and HIV/AIDS research with nothing but question marks? Mainstream scientists cannot even come up with a means to vaccinate against malaria, one of the world's biggest killers, and they've been trying for what seems like a hundred years. One of the best treatments for this scourge is quinine, a substance culled from the bark of a tree. The same can be said for one of the most significant cancer therapy advances of the last century: In 1963, as part of a...

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