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ANCHOR LEAD:   FEDERAL FUNDING CUTS ARE LEADING RESEARCHERS TO NOVEL SOLUTIONS, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Breast cancer researcher Ben Park of Johns Hopkins is developing a new line of work to offset massive decreases in federal funding: acting.  Park has a cameo role in a documentary entitled “Summer Running,” which follows two women- one of whom runs to help raise funds for breast cancer research, and the other a breast cancer patient.  Park says the funds generated by these means are crucial.   

PARK:  So for someone like me that’s incredibly important.  I really rely upon all this type of philanthropic, foundation money to help offset the more traditional safe science I have to do in order to maintain funding for the lab and if we didn’t have this I think it would really, really hurt us and our ability to actually try things that are a little risky, but are also, in my opinion, much more likely to translate into real therapies for breast cancer.   :22

Copies of “Summer Running,” can be purchased at www.stompcancer.org.  The proceeds are used to help fund researchers like Park.  I’m Elizabeth Tracey reporting.

   

 


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