The nonprofit investigative group, FairWarning, has a report on lung cancer, which receives far less federal funding for research than other common cancers.
Reporter Bridget Huber finds:
The stigma of smoking is largely to blame. Anti-tobacco campaigns have, in a way, done their job too well, leading many to see lung cancer as self-inflicted. That stigma keeps some families and patients from speaking out, while corporate donors stay away from the disease, and some scientists and policymakers question whether scarce research dollars should be devoted to a smokers’ illness.
Read the full story here: Stigma of 'Smokers' Disease' Stifles Fight Against No. 1 Killer, Lung Cancer