Cancer Research Funding Press Releases

May 17, 2010

Varmus Would Bring Unparalleled Experience, Perspective to NCI

Washington, D.C. – May 17, 2010 – “The cancer community applauds President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Harold Varmus as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Varmus’ scientific leadership and experience would be an enormous asset for our national cancer research program.

February 2, 2010

Administration Budget Proposal a Mixed Bag for Cancer Community

WASHINGTON – February 2, 2010 – The White House budget proposal released yesterday underscores the President’s continued commitment to increased investment in cancer research, but it underfunds prevention, cancer screening programs and tobacco control programs that fell victim to a tough budget e

January 28, 2010

President Urged to Boost Funding for Cancer Research

Washington, DC -- January 28, 2010 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is warning President Obama that a freeze in federal funding for medical research could jeopardize progress against cancer, which is diagnosed in an estimated 1.4 million people and kills an estimated