WHAT'S THE BEEF? It's a junk food junkie's dream - a researcher has found that cheese and hamburger contain significant amounts of a fatty acid that tends to inhibit cancer in mice. But Michael Pariza, who reported his findings at an American Cancer Society writers' seminar, cautions that cheeseburgers aren't cures for cancer and "we do not suggest that people go out and chow down on cheese and hamburgers."
INCOME AND CANCER. Thirty-four million Americans earning $10,000 a year or less have a cancer survival rate 15 percent below that of the middle class. That's according to a report by a subcommittee of the American Cancer Society subcommittee, whose president cites lack of health insurance and medical care - as well poor diet and nutrition, use of tobacco and alcohol, and certain occupational exposures - as likely factors.