Wednesday, December 28, 2011

For All of Those Curious About Cancer Research Spending

So, I've often wondered what the breakdown is, from the top disease research organizations. I'm sure some of you have as well. Well, today we're taking a look at two of the most respected and also two of the biggest spenders. If you're wondering what they are, they're the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen.
Here is the breakdown of their program expenses.

Research - 17%
Prevention - 25%
Detection/Treatment - 21%
Patient Support - 37%

While the research consists of only a paltry 17%, you have to remember that that is only for the actual cure and newer treatments. Prevention is in some people's eyes, more important because you never get the diseases in the first place. Also, the actual detection and treatments along with the support you receive while being treated are keys that round out the entire process from prevention through treatment. Hopefully, one day these diseases will be ultimately cured and prevention and treatment and heartache and financial burdens can at least cease for millions of people.

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