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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October 30, 2020

Amidst all of the drama this election season, there is one issue that candidates of all parties have been wanting to talk about – cancer. ACS CAN volunteers have been meeting with candidates in the most hotly contested U.S. Senate and U.S. House races in the nation getting them on-the-record

October 12, 2020
Montana

Both major candidates for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat have publicly stated their positions on key issues and policies to help fight cancer if they are elected. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) encouraged Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Steve Daines to state their positions on these critical issues as part of ACS CAN’s national Cancer Votes campaign—the nation’s leading voter education program to educate the public and candidates about the actions lawmakers should take to make fighting cancer a national priority.

October 1, 2020
National

Washington, D.C.—T he U.S. House of Representatives will vote tonight on a package of legislative proposals aimed at addressing numerous pandemic-related health, research and economic relief

September 30, 2020
Georgia

ATLANTA, GA— September 30, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has largely uprooted cancer research with cancelled and delayed clinical research trials. This impact has not only slowed research pivotal to finding a cure and improving treatment and care but potentially reversing the immense progress that has been made –

Cancer Research Funding Resources

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.