Cancer research faces a number of obstacles — low research grants funding rates and a looming sequester deadline, decreased accuracy in published results — but National Cancer Institute Director Harold Varmus is still optimistic, reports the Nature News Blog. Varmus says that, if the budget sequester goes into effect, there will be a limit to how many new grants could be given out.

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