Glimcher calls for funding basic research, hospitals are ‘struggling’
On the latest BioCentury Show, Dana-Farber chief also outlines wish list priorities for next NCI director
Academic medical centers are “in distress,” reliant on philanthropy to make ends meet, and still battling to have their value recognized financially by industry, Laurie Glimcher told The BioCentury Show. At the same time, there’s an imperative to decrease costs and increase access to new and experimental therapies to underserved minorities, a need Dana-Farber is aiming to address, with some distance still to go.
The oncology leader also listed some priorities she would like to see the next NCI director embrace, and extrapolated from the successes in the field to the ambitions it should strive for...