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French cancer charity charged with misuse of funds

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Time may be running out for France's largest medical charity, the Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer, after a leaked report suggested funds had been misused. The agency's president, Jacques Crozemarie, has threatened to shut the charity down after public auditors showed that only 27% of the charity's 1993 income of Fr 581 million ($119 million) was spent on cancer research. The report also questioned the real cost of the charity's fund-raising campaigns, overcharging by printers and unjustified payments.

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