Thursday, February 09, 2017

Mammography and social justice

Who am I to question how medical research money is spent, but when I see this, . . . "research grants for scholars from backgrounds that are historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in research disciplines," I know I don't care about the skin color or ethnicity of the nurse or med tech who could possibly save my life. Wouldn't that money be better spent on a new drug, cutting edge technology or a cure rather than on social goals? And the same for raising yet more money through runs and walks for education and screening. Mammography is detecting more cancers, but hasn't reduced mortality.

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