Breast-Cancer Politics

Heavy lobbying brings more money to find a cure, but will the research dollars be well spent?

One thousand strong they marched on the Ellipse near the White House, mostly women but some men as well, wearing small pink ribbons and waving large angry signs. They came to Washington last week to deliver a message to the President and the nation: breast cancer will strike at least 1 of every 9 women, so put more money into stopping the epidemic. Organized by the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a grass-roots movement with 70,000 members, the rally produced a quick response. During a meeting between the group's leaders and Bill and Hillary Clinton, the President pledged to draw up a...

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