MichaelPlant comments on Medical research: cancer is hugely overfunded; here's what to choose instead - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: MichaelPlant 06 August 2017 07:01:44PM 2 points [-]

This isn't a criticism of the analysis but a question about the audience for which it was intended. Do many EAs give to medical research? Whilst there are lots of non-EAs who donate to, say, cancer research, I can't remember having a conversation with an EA where they'd said this is what they donate to.

FWIW, I agree that cancer seems to substantially overfunded compared to alternatives.