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Dear President Obama,

Thank you for your response that I received at Crosetto@att.net on May 31, 2016, at 5:09 pm. However, it was sent from noreply@whitehouse.gov where I cannot reply directly.

I appreciate your attention to my messages and to health conditions and diseases that can be prevented, treated, or cured, and the $10 billion extra funding under the Recovery Act and the extra $1 billion in February 2016 to NIH through the Cancer Moonshot initiative led by Vice President Biden, in addition to the regular over $6 billion annual funding that you provide NCI.

However, it is of utmost urgency to address how this extra money and the regular Government funding to NIH, NCI and DOE can maximize results.

I have been communicating with DOE and NIH leaders and officers these past months regarding this goal. I will keep you informed through electronic communication because it is my understanding that printed copies to the President require security checks which could add weeks before each letter reaches your desk.

I will provide a thorough report of my communications with DOE and NIH leaders to this goal, in particular regarding my 35-minute phone conversation on 5/20/16, with Dr. Michael Laurer, NIH Director of Extramural Research, who was indicated by the Office of NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, to be responsible for addressing the issue of funding.

I was able to ask him why NIH is funding PET technology that is less efficient and more costly than mine to scientists within a circle of friends who copied my idea and rejected for the past 15 years my articles at conferences and ten grant applications to NIH.

My 3D-CBS technology proven to be feasible by 59 quotes from reputable industries, unlike theirs, is so cost-effective for early cancer diagnosis that would have already saved millions of lives and reduced healthcare costs had it been funded.

Because I am working in the interest of taxpayers and I cannot condense everything into 2500 characters in this portal, I will respectfully continue to remind you here of the urgency of this matter of using taxpayer funds to maximize results in cancer death and cost reduction.  I will do this by following the directives from your previous letter dated September 25, 2015, where you stated you can give scientists the tools they need to think analytically, and I will provide a link to thorough documents at the portal

blog.u2ec.org/wordpress/?cat=20

Sincerely,

Dario Crosetto

 

The following references could not be provided within the 2500 characters allowed at the portal of the White House in the form to write messages to the President. I am providing it here for the benefit of the correspondent on this subject at the White House. In the portal of the White House I have provided a link to this page.

References:

  1. Five-page article presented at the 2003 IEEE-NSS-MIC in Portland, Oregon describing my invention showing feasibility in hardware to build the 3D-CBS (3-D Complete Body Screening) technology for early cancer detection. Crosetto, D.: “The 3-D Complete Body Screening (3D-CBS) Features and Implementation” IEEE-NSS-MIC-2003. Conference Record. M7-129. http://www.crosettofoundation.com/uploads/107.pdf

 

  1. Twenty-page article presented at the 2000 IEEE-NSS-MIC Conference in Lyon, France by Crosetto, D. B. (2000). A modular VME or IBM PC based data acquisition system for multi-modality PET/CT scanners of different sizes and detector types. Paper presented at the 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Conference Record. 12/78-12/97 vol.2. doi:10.1109/NSSMIC.2000.949946. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxWfo2ViJ6r5MTBoTVRucF9CREU/view?usp=sharing

 

  1. Eight page article presented at the 2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference by Crosetto, D.: “Real-time, programmable, digital signal-processing electronics for extracting the information from a detector module for multi-modality PET/SPECT/CT scanners.” Presented at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Lyon, France, 2000, IEEE-2000-567. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxWfo2ViJ6r5d1NENTRkSUg2NVU/view?usp=sharing

 

  1. 230-page technical-scientific book distributed in 200 copies free of charge by Crosetto to the leaders in the field participating at the 2000 IEEE-NSS-MIC Conference in Lyon, France. Crosetto, D.:  “400+ time improved PET efficiency for lower-dose radiation, lower cost cancer screening.” ISBN 0-9702897-0-7. 2000. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxWfo2ViJ6r5WVFVWnJteENqMWc/view?usp=sharing  Available at Amazon.com

 

  1. I also informed in a face-to-face meeting in Bethesda, NCI and NIBIB leaders about my 32-page article presented at the 2013 IEEE-NSS-MIC-RTSD conference in Seoul, South Korea describing the advantages of my 3D-CBS compared to the Explorer on page 19, and on page 20. I described the Table II comparing the 3D-CBS with current PET and the one presented at conferences, supported by NIH grants that will be available in the future. However, the following year the circle of friends of scientists funded the Explorer for $15.5 million using taxpayer money handled by NIH, although the Explorer is over ten times more expensive and is less efficient than the 3D-CBS.

 

  1. For ten years my ten submissions of proposals for grants to NIH were rejected with the unidirectional judgement by reviewers from the circle of friends of influential scientists that I should intensify computation at the back-end rather than at the front-end as I was proposing in my grant proposals to NIH with my 3D-Flow economical, very powerful system. Reviewers claimed that I should improve only spatial resolution to the detriment of sensitivity without letting me explain in a face-to-face conversation with them what they could not understand in writing that my invention is improving both spatial resolution and sensitivity at a lower cost compared to the other approaches funded by NIH. The General Chairman, Joel Karp, of the 2002 IEEE-NSS-MIC conference who rejected with his reviewers all my papers, despite my sending him my technical-scientific book describing in detail how to implement a 3D-CBS with long FOV, hundreds of times more efficient than current PET, and discussing this over several email exchanges. Karp continues to reject all my papers; however, in 2013, he presented with Bill Moses and Michael Casey and Badawi the Explorer-PET with a long FOV that is a copy of my idea but costs over ten times my 3D-CBS. For more than a decade they with their circle of friends rejected my idea to improve the electronics claiming that in order to improve PET efficiency it was necessary to improve the crystals and there was no need to improve the electronics. Now in a press release on the Explored on October 21, 2015 they state the opposite: “We are developing the electronics interface between the detectors and the computer algorithm -and the electronics for this scanner is an order of magnitude more complicated than what’s been done before”.

 

From: The White House [mailto:noreply@whitehouse.gov]

Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 5:09 PM

To: crosetto@att.net

Subject: Response to Your Message

 

 

Dear Dario:

Thank you for writing, and for your thoughtful input.  I have heard from many Americans whose lives have been affected by a wide range of health conditions and diseases.  Whether they are common, preventable ailments or rare, life-threatening illnesses, we must do more to find cures and improve treatments for patients.

I have always been a strong supporter of medical research because of its potential to save lives, relieve suffering, and improve our quality of life.   From mapping the human genome to unlocking new vaccines and cancer treatments, Federally funded research has spurred advances in science and health care that help millions of Americans every day.  Medical miracles do not happen by accident.  They often grow out of painstaking and costly research, and years of trial and error.  But when these investments pay off, they change our lives in ways we could never have imagined.  As a Nation, we need to keep taking bold steps toward the most promising solutions in medicine and human health.

Under the Recovery Act, we made $10 billion in new resources available to support research at the National Institutes of Health, which is an unprecedented amount.  In 2013, I announced the BRAIN initiative, which aims to give scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and to better understand how we think, learn, and remember—knowledge that could transform how we treat illnesses like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Post-Traumatic Stress, and epilepsy.  For more information on the BRAIN initiative, visit www.WhiteHouse.gov/BRAIN.

Last year, I launched the Precision Medicine Initiative to bring America closer to curing cancer, diabetes, and other diseases by taking into account individual differences, such as people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles, so doctors can identify which treatments will work best for which patients.  More information on the Precision Medicine Initiative can be found at www.WhiteHouse.gov/PMI.  My Administration has also taken steps to make the data and information that result from our investments more accessible to those who need them—including researchers, innovators, clinicians, and patients and their families.

To bolster my Administration’s focus on supporting cutting edge research, I announced a new Cancer Moonshot initiative, led by Vice President Joe Biden.  Too many families know the devastation cancer can bring, and we must harness the spirit of American innovation to identify new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.  Together with patients, philanthropies, private industry, and the medical and scientific communities, the United States can lead a global effort to end cancer as we know it.

Again, thank you for writing.  To learn more about projects we are pursuing, visit www.NIH.gov.  Medical research holds promise like no other area of human endeavor, and by claiming that promise together, we can keep making progress toward a brighter future.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

 

 

 
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