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Billionaire Ludwig's estate donates $540 million for U.S. cancer research

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - The estate of the late American shipping magnate Daniel Ludwig on Monday donated a total of $540 million to six elite U.S. cancer research facilities, making one of the largest one-time gifts dedicated to combating the disease.

Cancer studies often downplay chemo side effects: study

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance on treating women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information, with the side effects of various treatments downplayed, according to a North American study. "Investigators want to go overboard to make their studies look positive," said Ian Tannock, senior author of the study that appeared in the Annals of Oncology.

RPT-DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at 'cancer establishments'

(Repeats with no change in content) * Gene-based cancer therapies, he argues, won't be cures * Antioxidants might be dangerous, not healthy, for patients * "Stirring the pot" By Sharon Begley
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