A reminder: The real goal is saving lives
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A reminder: The real goal is saving lives

Dear Editor,I was disappointed to see that you reported on the results of the IMpassion 131 trial, without context. [The Cancer Letter, Sept. 4, 2020]I often see stories touting increased funding at NCI and changes in the payline. However, these are not the ultimate goals we are all working toward. More money, more research, and more researchers are simply the tools to achieve the real goal: saving lives. Is the system set up to accomplish the real goal? I continue to question that.
Gundry: saguaro cacti do not grow in Texas
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Gundry: saguaro cacti do not grow in Texas

I enjoy your publication and read it cover to cover most weeks. But I must point out a glaring error in your recent edition of March 22. The illustrations accompanying the article about the Texas cancer researchers show saguaro cacti. Saguaro cacti only grow in the Sonoran desert of southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico, with a few stray saguaros in California. The saguaro cactus does not grow in Texas. It is a common misconception that the saguaro grows throughout the west. The cactus is so unique to Arizona that the saguaro cactus blossom has been named the state flower of Arizona. I thought you should be made aware of this inaccuracy.