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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: Fund The STAR Act To Help Prevent And Treat Childhood Cancer

Ask your member of Congress to ensure the STAR Act is fully funded so vital work on childhood cancer research, surveillance, and survivorship can continue. 

Latest Updates

April 16, 2019
Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – The House of Representatives today voted to extend the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ impact by passing two bills related to the agency’s continuation and funding. House Joint Resolution 12, which passed by a vote of 130-15, authorizes another $3 billion in General Obligation Bonds

April 9, 2019
Maryland

An ambience of sadness and loss permeated this year’s Sine Die last Monday—the last day of the 90-day, Maryland General Assembly Session—as we processed the loss of Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, a true health care champion. It is fitting that we made so much progress this year. Please take

Cancer Candor Blog
March 28, 2019

Mariah Forster Olson, an ACS CAN Ambassador Constituent Team Lead (ACT Lead), traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share her story as a childhood cancer survivor and to advocate on behalf of other patients and survivors during the 2019 Childhood Cancer Action Days.

March 26, 2019
New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Santa Fe residents and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers Dr. Janis Gonzales and Liesl Gonzales travel to Washington, D.C., today to share the story of their daughter and sister, urge lawmakers to fully fund the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and

Cancer Research Funding Resources

"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.