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Congress: Increase funding for cancer research and help save more lives from cancer

With more cancer research funding, Congress can help save more lives. Every major cancer breakthrough in the past 50 years can be traced back to federally funded research. More funding for cancer research means new lifesaving treatments, new ways to prevent the disease, and more lives saved.

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July 27, 2021
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will begin debate on a package of funding bills for FY 2022, including funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

July 15, 2021
National

Washington, D.C. ---Today the House Appropriations Committee will vote on a proposed FY 2022 spending bill that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6.5 billion and include a $432 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and $194 million for the Cancer Moonshot.

June 17, 2021
National

The nation’s leading patient advocacy groups are praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today upholding the health care law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court ruled the plaintiff states and taxpayers did not have standing to bring the suit.

July 22, 2021

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to force the state to implement Medicaid expansion. The following is a statement from Lisa Lacasse, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

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We advocate for legislation as a catalyst to fight cancer.

70% decrease

in the high school cigarette smoking rate since 1997

26% 

decline in cancer death rates from 1991-2015 

18 million 

people benefited from expanded access to health insurance