The House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Committee marked up its FY 2018 spending bill today including a $1.1 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $82 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Cancer Prevention Press Releases
Following New York State’s budget, agreement, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has expressed its shock and dismay that the interests of tobacco and e-cigarette lobbyists are being put before public health.
Proposed NIH Budget Cuts Would Set Back Cancer Research Nearly Two Decades and Slow American Medical Innovation
The president introduced a proposed FY 2018 budget today that includes deep cuts to medical research. If approved by Congress, the cuts would represent 19 percent of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) total budget and would likely result in a $1 billion cut to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Legislation to raise the state’s cigarette tax by $1.50 per pack and impose an equivalent tax on other tobacco products including cigars, smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes is gaining support and not just from public health groups.
Nearly a hundred cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across the state rode the rails on a whistle stop-style campaign train ride to the state Capitol in Santa Fe today to meet with lawmakers and gain support for cancer-fighting policies.
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will lose its state funding in 2021, unless the State Legislature decides to extend it.
Public Health Groups Laud Proposed $1.50 Increase in Tobacco Tax To Protect Kids, Save Lives and Raise Needed Revenue
The long overdue increase in the tobacco tax will keep thousands of New Mexico kids from smoking, help thousands of adults quit, save the state millions spent on health care, and raise millions more in needed revenue.
New Mexico does not allow anyone under the age of 18 to buy tobacco because it is a known carcinogen. However, under current state law, teens can use tanning devices even though the World Health Organization has classified them as “carcinogenic to humans” – the same category in which they classify tobacco.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 30,000 people in Minnesota will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Today we learned that Gov. Mark Dayton is one of those people.
Chris Hansen, president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), issued the following statement today following remarks from Vice President Joe Biden about the need for a “national commitment to end cancer.”