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From Junk Bond King to Cancer Crusader

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Science  19 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5405, pp. 1100-1103
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5405.1100

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Once called the most powerful man in American finance, Michael Milken is now putting the energy, contacts, and ambition that once earned him billions on Wall Street into finding a cure for prostate cancer. Within a month of being diagnosed with an advanced case of the disease at the age of 46, he set up a foundation that has raised both the public and scientific profile of prostate cancer research. He has brought to the field a survivor's sense of urgency, vast amounts of cash, and a knack for remaking organizations. And in the process, he is shaking up the culture of the prostate cancer research community.