Cancer Research Funding Press Releases
Ten Thousand Americans Unite to Urge Congress to Boost Government Investment in Cancer Research and Programs
Survivors from all 50 States Visit Nation’s Capital for
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Celebration on the Hill 2006
As the House continues trying to develop a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2007, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) today hailed progress in an effort to secure additional health funding and again called on lawmakers to support funding levels sufficient for helping put the country back on track toward achieving the nation’s challenge goal of eliminating suffering and death from cancer by the year 2015.
As the House Budget Committee begins deliberating this week, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) is continuing its campaign to increase Cancer Research Funding by urging Representatives to join their Senate colleagues and insist upon a budget that restores and increases Cancer Research Funding.
“The American Cancer Society through its sister advocacy organization the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Senators Arlen Specter (R-PA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and the 71 other members of the United States Senate who voted to provide an additional $7 billion to the budget for Fiscal Year 2007, some of which will be used to increase funding for health programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 16, 2006 – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN) is asking Senators to demonstrate their bipartisan commitment to the war against cancer and support budget amendments that would boost Cancer Research Funding.
Following congressional approval last December of funding cuts for cancer research and programs and last month’s release of President Bush’s budget proposal that recommends further funding reductions, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today urged senators to support a budget amendment by Sens. Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) that would restore these cuts and increase funding for medical research and programs.
As the nation directs its attention to cancer disparities during this year’s National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, the American Cancer Society and its sister advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), are calling on Members of Congress to oppose cuts and increase Cancer Research Funding.