An interesting idea, and it's pretty funny at times, but right now it's still pretty rough. You need to work on this so that it sounds more like something a scientist would actually do. OK, so the scientist is incompetent and stupid. I got that, but I think you stretch the credibility a bit when you say he spent $40 million on drugs and sex. To make this funny, you need to make the doctor seem incompetent, but believably so (more on that below).
This is a flexible concept that could be made into a solid article. But like I said above, you need to make it believable. For example, if scientists that were working for the government found a cure for cancer, I doubt they would be permitted to tell the public- try to write it so that it falls under more believable circumstances, such as a private scientist finding the cure on this own time. Also, it seems unlikely that a cure for cancer could be found in a drink- try to come up with something a bit more plausible, like finding it from the various chemicals from a nuclear plant, or something along the lines of that. These are just ideas, but you need to make finding a cure for cancer sound a bit less casual and a little more professional.
Prose and formatting:
For the most part, pretty good. You don't make any spelling errors that I can see, make all the right quations, etc. My main problem is the text:image ratio. You might want to consider enlarging your current image or add a second one on the bottom as the length of your text, when compared to your images, can make the article tiresome to read.
You've got one image, and it seems like a non-sequitir. What does a bunch of women dancing have to do with your article? I'd recommend you replace it with something a bit more topic appropriate, such as an image of a mad scientist, or a destroyed lab.
My overall grade of the article.
Basically, you've got a decent article that has the potential to be a feature, but right now, it's bogged down by a bit to much randomness. Make sure that you stick to something that can sound scientific, and that you make sure your scientist finds a realistic scenario for finding the cure for cancer. Keep working on this- with just a few more adjustments, this cold be on VFH.
Bottom Line: Write this article more professionally; lose the quick cop-outs in your story. Good luck! =)