Aretha Franklin dies from pancreatic cancer at 76

Aretha Franklin was a legend who shared her gift with all of us for decades. Her death from pancreatic cancer should be an urgent wake up call to the federal government that the current research model for this disease is not working. There has been no improvement in the mortality rate - 91%! - since Nixon declared the “war on cancer” in 1971. There is still no early detection test or curative treatment. What is taking so long? We need a new approach. HARPA is the most effective way to develop an early detection test for this deadly disease and save thousands of lives. We can do this now.” -Bob Wright, Frmr Vice Chair GE & Chair NBCU; Founder, The Suzanne Wright Foundation; Co-Founder, Autism Speaks