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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Proposed White House budget calls for major cuts in cancer research funding.

Congress: Reject Proposed Cuts To Cancer Research Funding

The president's proposed budget calls for major cuts in cancer research funding. Take action now to help stop these drastic cuts.

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February 10, 2020
National

The administration released its FY21 budget today which contains significant cuts to health care programs. If implemented, the cuts could leave millions more Americans uninsured and unable to access comprehensive health coverage and stall medical research essential to preventing, detecting and treating cancer.

February 4, 2020
National

Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will tune into the president’s State of the Union address tonight, watching to see if the president will commit to improving the nation’s health care system by preserving access to comprehensive and affordable health care coverage.

December 17, 2019

Congress is poised to pass a funding bill this week that includes a $2.6 billion increase for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The measure, agreed upon by both House and Senate conference committee members, also provides $296 million increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

November 18, 2019
South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual South Dakota Policy Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20 will highlight the latest research developments in South Dakota and the importance of engaging elected officials to support cancer research funding. The event brings together leaders in business,

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.

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 the National Institutes of Health.