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Advocates for cancer patients praised the agency’s new efforts as a crucial first step in improving care.
“It will make an enormous difference to patients,” said Ellen Sigal, head of the Friends of Cancer Research, which lobbied for the consolidation. “Six months (or) a year in the life of a cancer patient is an eternity.”
The new office is key as new, more complex treatments like combination therapies emerge, Sigal said.
Hopefully this won’t be limited just to cancer therapies, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. This is what the Republican philosophy is all about – getting government out of the way so private innovation can solve problems. This is also exactly what George Bush meant when he called himself a compassionate conservative. Government often is the problem and the solution isn’t a new government spending program but simply to let competent people solve the problems. Anyway, score one for cancer patients.
Thanks to Alpha Patriot for pointing this out.