Cancer Research Funding

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Cancer research saves lives.   

Every new breakthrough in freeing the world from the pain and suffering of cancer - from new cures to innovative ways to prevent and treat the disease - have one thing in common; the research was in some way funded by the federal government's National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.   

Yet, when adjusting for inflation, federal funding for cancer research has seen huge cuts over the last decade. Increasing funding for cancer research must be a top budget priority for Congress.  

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Congress: Increase funding for cancer research

As Congress negotiates a final budget for the coming year, it's critical that they make fighting cancer a top priority.

Latest Updates

September 19, 2022
Indiana

Advocates Were Among the First to Meet In-Person with Members Since the Pandemic’s Start; Will Ask For Increased Cancer Research Funding

September 19, 2022
Ohio

Advocates Were Among the First to Meet In-Person with Members Since the Pandemic’s Start; Will Ask For Increased Cancer Research Funding

September 16, 2022
Pennsylvania

On September 13, more than 600 cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones from all 50 states and almost every congressional district united in Washington, D.C.

September 15, 2022
Kentucky

Advocates Were Among the First to Meet In-Person with Members Since the Pandemic’s Start; Will Ask For Increased Cancer Research Funding

Cancer Research Funding Resources

In response to a request for information related to the 21st Century Cures 2.0 initiative, ACS CAN provided comments regarding the creation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). 

The National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides technical, operational, and financial support to almost all state cancer registries to help ensure data collected are representative of the U.S. population.