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.

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February 26, 2021
National

The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to pass legislation today that would increase access to health coverage for millions of Americans, including cancer patients and survivors, as part of its pandemic relief package.

December 21, 2020

Congress approved an FY 2021 funding deal that includes an increase for biomedical research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

November 10, 2020
National

Today the U.S. Senate released its FY 2021 spending bill that includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a $282 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The proposal also includes the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act.

November 3, 2020
Oklahoma

With a “no” vote on State Question 814, Oklahomans delivered a clear message to legislators: A healthy Oklahoma is important to them.

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.