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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 and help save more lives from cancer

With more cancer research funding, Congress can help save more lives. Every major cancer breakthrough in the past 50 years can be traced back to federally funded research. More funding for cancer research means new lifesaving treatments, new ways to prevent the disease, and more lives saved.

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July 27, 2021
National

Today the U.S. House of Representatives will begin debate on a package of funding bills for FY 2022, including funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

July 15, 2021
National

Washington, D.C. ---Today the House Appropriations Committee will vote on a proposed FY 2022 spending bill that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $6.5 billion and include a $432 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and $194 million for the Cancer Moonshot.

June 24, 2021
New Jersey

ACS CAN applauds new investment in New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.

June 23, 2021
Texas

AUSTIN, TX – June 23, 2021 – With Gov. Abbott’s signing of the fiscal year 2021 budget, the Texas Legislature renewed their commitment to appropriate funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), following a severe impact on cancer research and clinical trials as

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.