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OncoLink Controversy

I read the article "Struggle Over Online Cancer Service Spurs Larger Medical Ethics Debate" (F. Hoke, The Scientist, April 3, 1995, page 1) with great interest. My strongly felt opinion is that Loren Buhle has been pivotal in creating an extremely useful resource for cancer patients and their families, as well as for the medical community at large. It is distressing to see that he has been relieved of his responsibilities as a result of the University of Pennsylvania's desire to filter informat

Nick Busigin

I read the article "Struggle Over Online Cancer Service Spurs Larger Medical Ethics Debate" (F. Hoke, The Scientist, April 3, 1995, page 1) with great interest.

My strongly felt opinion is that Loren Buhle has been pivotal in creating an extremely useful resource for cancer patients and their families, as well as for the medical community at large. It is distressing to see that he has been relieved of his responsibilities as a result of the University of Pennsylvania's desire to filter information. When will the medical community learn that the public does not want a medical priesthood that reserves information for the initiated? I fully support Buhle in his efforts to provide an open forum for the exchange of information on cancer.

Nick Busigin
173 Norman St.
Stratford, Ontario
Canada N5A 5S1
E-mail: nick@xwing.org

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