February 20, 2004
Taking Cash From Tobacco Will Cost ResearchersAmerican Cancer Society to cut off funds to scientists supported by the industry
Scientists who receive financial support from the tobacco industry will soon be barred from receiving grants from the American Cancer Society, which awards about $125-million annually. For academic scientists, the society is one of the biggest sources of research money among nonprofit organizations.
The cancer society said the new policy, adopted this month, would help to ensure that its funds are