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members were about to resign.
That isn't true. Nobody's resigned in the last six months.
Nobody's resigned at all from the Board.
How effective is that Board being at the moment?
Well, I don't think It's a very good board, largely
because we have James Watson on it, which is the famous scientist,
-- the double helix -- but he taks endlessly and not to any point in the
meetings, and many of the basic scientists have no idea of where the
clinical frontiers already are, and a lot of the clinicians
never really speak up and tell them anything. They never just
get brought up short by saying, “Listen, we're this far along. There
are certain numbers of drugs, in combination, do cause five year
cures, and the percentages of cases are thsese, in these types of
cancer we have 8 percent cure in Wilms tumor and 98 percent cures
in skin cancers due to drugs. There's every reason to hope we'll
get other drug combinations that will work in other types of cancer.
This isn't perfect but it's something for now. And a big
percentage of our money should certainly go into helping people
here and now.”
Nobody ever speaks up and tells them anything.
But at times they do act as a unit, don't they?
They never really decide on how the money should be
broken down. They never really get at it. The categories are
loose enough so that the staff can shift things from one category
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