President Biden and Congress Reject Work Requirements in Debt Deal; Caps Should Not Lead to Cancer Research Cuts
President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced a deal Saturday ahead of the looming debt ceiling deadline.
ATLANTA – APRIL 3, 2023 – Today’s announcement of the National Cancer Plan is another exciting step toward advancing cancer research, prevention and treatment. The American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), commit to working alongside the Moonshot Initiative to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.
“Ending cancer as we know it will take collaboration, cooperation, and integrated workplans that address the entire cancer continuum—from prevention, to detection, to treatment, cure and survivorship. We applaud the leadership of the Moonshot Initiative, and the comprehensive framework described yesterday by Dr. Bertagnolli,” said Dr. Karen E. Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN. “ACS is prepared to stand shoulder to shoulder with the NCI in accelerating the National Cancer Plan, leveraging our resources and sharing knowledge to accelerate progress and move us closer to the goal of ending cancer as we know it.”
In brief, ACS and ACS CAN commits to the following priorities, as aligned to the newly announced National Cancer Plan: