Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 8, 2008

Cancer thought for the day

“One dumb tumor is still smarter than ten smart oncologists.” –George Sledge, MD My only retort is that, slowly but surely, oncologists and we oncologic surgeons are getting smarter.

If there’s one thing that cancer researchers, indeed most biomedical researchers in the U.S., know today it’s that the research funding climate sucks right now. Indeed, after the completion of the near-doubling of the NIH budget in 2003, during which time it was flying high, the NIH budget in essence crash landed–hard. Paylines, which had…