Blog posts matching "Cancer Research Funding"

March 24, 2018

One Degree Goal Met With Historic Boost for Cancer Research

Three years ago, ACS CAN launched the One Degree campaign, calling on Congress to increase federal funding for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6 billion, including $1 billion for cancer-specific research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It was a lofty goal – but an important one to reverse too many years of flat or reduced funding.

September 8, 2017

Hundreds of Cancer Advocates Make Their Voices Heard in DC

Throughout the year, ACS CAN and its volunteers work to impact the cancer burden by making sure lawmakers are aware of the issues that matter to them at all levels of government. September marks one of the most powerful and exciting times of the year as we gather hundreds of our advocates in the nation’s capital as part of our annual Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.

September 1, 2017

Cancer Communities Across the Country Rally for Research

Advancements in cancer research are saving more lives than ever. That’s why increasing federal funding for cancer research is one of our top priorities. Without consistent increases in federal research funding, new treatments and tests may not reach cancer patients who need them the most, like Erin Burns from Minnesota.

July 21, 2017

Amplifying Community Voices Through Relay For Life

We need more communities to join our movement to end cancer through legislative and policy change. One way in which we engage communities to do this is through our integration with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life®.

June 14, 2017

OVAC Lobby Day: Funding Cancer Research

Last week, nearly 120 advocates, including several ACS CAN volunteers, asked their lawmakers to fund cancer research as part of the 18th annual One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) lobby day. We must keep the momentum going.

May 8, 2017

Guest Post: Giving a Face to Childhood Cancer Action Day

Last week was Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where ACS CAN volunteer Heather Adler and her daughter, Abby, urged their members of Congress to increase funding for childhood cancer research. This guest blog post is from Heather, detailing their experience advocating on behalf of cancer patients.