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 and help save more lives from cancer

With more cancer research funding, Congress can help save more lives. Every major cancer breakthrough in the past 50 years can be traced back to federally funded research. More funding for cancer research means new lifesaving treatments, new ways to prevent the disease, and more lives saved.

Latest Updates

June 1, 2021
National

The Biden administration released its budget for FY 22 late last week. Included in the budget is an additional $9 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including $6.5 for the creation of a new department within the NIH called the Advanced Research Project Agency on Health (ARPA-H).

May 20, 2021
Florida

In 2021, the Florida State Legislature approved the total state funding of $1.83 million in recurring revenue for the Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Recurring state funds provide a dedicated funding source and help build the long-term viability of the program. This marks a full decade that the Legislature has invested state dollars in the program.

May 18, 2021
National

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the HL7 FHIR Accelerator™ Common Oncology Data Elements eXtensions (CodeX) are working together with partners on a project to increase and expand patient enrollment in cancer clinical trials at smaller and non-research oriented medical centers.

May 5, 2021
National

A new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) takes an in-depth look at disparities across all areas of cancer research and suggests immediate policy solutions that could help address such gaps in the years to come.

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.