Disincentives in war on cancer

WASHINGTON - The National Cancer Advisory Board's subcommittee to evaluate the National Cancer Program, in a gloomy evaluation of the fight against the disease, has concluded that a major barrier to cancer research is posed by problems in transferring technology from the public to the private sector.

The board's report, "Cancer at a Crossroads," concludes that U.S. efforts to fight cancer will not succeed unless activities by government, industry and private organizations