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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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December 1, 2018
National

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network join the nation and the world in mourning the passing and celebrating the life of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94.

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WPRI) -- Josue Flores's story of survival was just one of many shared at the Cancer Research Breakfast in Providence Friday morning. Patients, physicians and public health advocates

November 30, 2018
Rhode Island

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hosted its annual Cancer Research Breakfast earlier today at the Roger Williams Park Casino. The event featured leaders in public health and cancer treatment who discussed the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer. More than 175 people attended the breakfast, including patients, physicians and public health advocates in the state.

October 25, 2018
Wisconsin

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host a Cancer Research Breakfast for community members about important research taking place in Wisconsin on Thursday, Nov. 1. The forum will feature cancer researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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"Congress should continue its bipartisan commitment and capitalize on the prior investments in medical research by ensuring that commitment continues this year by approving at least a $2 billion increase for NIH ..."

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are the foundation of our national  cancer research program and support research in every state. Today, that program is making remarkable progress in every area of discovery to improve cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and care.