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Obama’s Pointless Cancer ‘Moonshot’
New York Times

EVER since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, American politicians have promised “moonshots” — huge programs, stocked with technology and experts, to solve presumably intractable problems. A common target is cancer: Earlier this year President Obama announced the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a $1 billion program led by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

But cancer isn’t space travel. The growing cancer epidemic is not a problem that medical science is about to solve.