Congress approved an FY 2021 funding deal that includes an increase for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Cancer Research Funding Press Releases
Today the U.S. Senate released its FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a $282 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The proposal also includes the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act.
With a “no” vote on State Question 814, Oklahomans delivered a clear message to legislators: A healthy Oklahoma is important to them.
Governor Bullock and Senator Daines Go on the Record with Their Positions on Issues to Fight Cancer as Part of National Voter Education Campaign
Both major candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat have publicly stated their positions on key issues and policies to help fight cancer if they are elected. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encouraged Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Steve Daines to state their positions on these critical issues as part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
ATLANTA, GA— September 30, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely uprooted cancer research with cancelled and delayed clinical research trials.
Leading Cancer Advocacy Organization Urges Montana’s U.S. Senate Candidates to Make Fighting Cancer a National Priority
Cancer patients, survivors and volunteer advocates from across Montana met virtually Thursday with U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Steve Bullock for a nonpartisan discussion on policies and issues that are critical to fighting cancer. The meeting was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program informing the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.
Kathy Ottele of Salem was named the State Lead Ambassador (SLA) of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her dedicated volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead ACS CAN volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary leadership while advocating for ACS CAN’s priority areas of cancer-related public policy.
ACS CAN Applauds Cigarette Tax Increase and Maintained Funding for Cancer Programs in Gov. Murphy’s Proposed Budget
Gov. Murphy has included a cigarette tax increase and steady funding for crucial cancer programs. NJ Government Relactions Director Michael Davoli responds.