A reminder: The real goal is saving lives

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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.

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President, National Breast Cancer Coalition

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