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James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

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  • http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp#
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Coordinator
  • Address
  • 14460 New Falls of Neuse Road
  • Suite 149-243
  • Email Address
  • aelliott@cancermonthly.com
  • Application Deadline
  • Varies
  • Number Of Awards
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  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • Undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to honor James "Rhio" O'Connor's spirit of self-determination and intellectual curiosity by competing in an essay contest. To request an application which will include rules and deadlines, please go to the scholarship provider's website for the contact information.

    In 700-1,500 words, please address some or all of the following questions:

    -Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
    -What are some examples of "alternative therapies" and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
    -Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevancy in cancer?
    -It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
    -What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?

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