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Proposed White House budget includes devastating cuts to cancer research funding

March 15, 2019

 

The new budget proposal just released by the White House includes massive cuts to cancer research funding.

The budget includes funding cuts for:

  • Medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $4.7 billion
  • Cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) by $900 million
  • Cancer screening and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by $34.5 million.

 “If passed, the proposed cut to NIH and NCI funding would squander years of renewed momentum and progress in advancing discovery in cancer and other chronic diseases, said Lisa Lacasse, president of ACS CAN “These investments have long enjoyed strong bipartisan support and have led to incredible understanding in how to detect, diagnose and treat cancer that still claims the lives of more than 600,000 Americans each year.”

We are on the cusp of lifesaving breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, but, if the White House’s budget becomes law, the current work and momentum fighting cancer could be hampered.

Join ACS CAN in opposing these cuts by asking your lawmaker to reject these provisions of the White House budget proposal and support increased cancer and medical research funding.