Dear President Obama,
“Add your name to tell scientists handling taxpayer money to do their job.
Tell them to distribute funds for cancer research by implementing public, transparent procedures based on calculations, analytical and scientific evidence, objective, data-driven analysis and not distributing taxpayer money to a circle of friends behind closed door.
It has come to my attention that scientists who assign taxpayer money to fund research projects refuse to implement procedures that would give a fair hearing to applicants by addressing issues analytically and scientifically, allowing them to question each other. They assign funds at closed door meetings ignoring cost-effective technologies and crushing innovations.
Today 1,600 additional Americans will die from cancer. It’s been 238 days since DOE officials promised a hearing with DOE experts in particle detection who handle taxpayer money (and 7,316 days since NIH received a letter from the inventor showing why the explanation given by reviewers for rejecting his claim was incorrect), to an analytical and scientific discussion with the inventor of a breakthrough technology – but have not followed through.
His invention was discussed with top experts in the field in a major scientific review at FERMILab, as requested by the Director of the Superconducting Super Collider and the Director of FERMI National Laboratory in 1993, who found his invention valuable. However, they did not have the funds needed to fund it to completion.”
Many of the 11 million Americans -157 million in the world- who died from cancer could have been saved with an invention providing effective early detection if NIH would have granted a hearing addressing issues analytically and scientifically.