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Will Bigger Mean Better for U.K. Charity?

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Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 251-253
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5553.251a

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HERTFORDSHIRE, U.K.-- The United Kingdom's two major cancer charities are ready to unite next month to form a giant funding agency similar to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Cancer Research UK, which will be the world's biggest nongovernmental cancer research organization and the United Kingdom's largest fund-raiser, is expected to spark new collaborations at the often-frustrating nexus of basic and clinical research: turning promising test tube findings into experimental therapies.