To the organizers of the
Leonardo da Vinci Competition:
would like to nominate a project from Brookhaven National
Laboratory for your competition that uses particle detection for
early cancer diagnosis.
I have not had cancer but friends and relatives of mine have, and
I donít know of another disease that causes so much fear in
read in the press release dated May 26th, 2011 that we
all pay indirectly $856 annually for cancer, so I donít
understand why with all this money the incidence of cancer is
increasing. I donít mind spending $856 if I felt it was
doing some good, but it doesnít seem that way.
why I was interested in your competition because I believe early
detection is the best chance we have to eradicate cancer.
And when I read that it would also be open to the public and I
could watch the process live via the web then I really wanted to
when I read that Brookhaven National Laboratory did not plan to
participate, I was surprised and donít understand why not.
Perhaps they are afraid they cannot compete, but I believe the
success of this competition, and therefore the success for early
cancer detection depends upon as many projects as possible being
project I found from them, and that I am therefore nominating, is
attached to this email. It is the RatCAP project. I am
keeping it within the 15 page limit. There are also 3
you for organizing this competition.