Cancer Research Funding

Cancer research saves lives and makes more time for survivors.

By investing in the research of today, Congress can help prevent, detect, and treat many of the cancers of tomorrow, creating countless moments for patients and their loved ones in the process.

Every major breakthrough in the fight against cancer has 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.

Increased funding for cancer research lengthens and saves lives and must be a top budget priority for Congress.

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The fight against cancer doesn't just happen in a doctor's office. Ending cancer as we know it, for everyone, starts in Congress and sustained funding for lifesaving cancer research. 

Latest Updates

November 13, 2023

The House Labor, Health and Human Services funding bill is scheduled to be considered by the House Rules Committee today.

November 7, 2023

The Senate confirmed Dr. Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today.

October 19, 2023

New findings led by researchers at the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) show that regional trial eligibility screening holds the promise of substantially increasing the number of patients who are found eligible to enroll in cancer clinical trials.

October 17, 2023

Couldn't make it to this year's Research and Innovation Forum? Here is the recording of the October 17 event. The agenda for the event included: WELCOMING REMARKS RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH PANEL Moderator: Elizabeth Emerson, Vice President, Public Affairs, Goff Public Monica Buchanan, Ph.D.,

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.