Budget Cuts Threaten Mammography Research
Indiscriminate budget cuts threaten to eliminate research vital to improving mammography procedures. The Senate has proposed completely cutting funding for the Defense Department's Focused Research Initiative (FRI). The FRI includes a $4 million allo cation for the Stanford-Conductus project, which seeks to develop a cost-effective magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) technique for use in detecting breast cancer. Over 50,000 die annually from breast cancer.