Budget cuts limit access to screenings, will halt cancer research

March 11, 2013

Sequestration is now in effect, and the impact of its required, across-the-board funding cuts will soon be felt throughout the spectrum of cancer research and care.

From research to screening to treatment, nothing is likely to be spared.

  • 32,000¬†fewew mammograms will be given¬†to women who need them
  • 1,400 promising medical research projects will be halted or left with no funding
  • Men and women will be turned away when going to receive colon cancer screenings
  • Fewer cancer patients will be able to participate in clinical trials

Beyond cancer research and care, the cuts could result in the loss of 20,000 jobs and lead to a $3 billion economic hit.

Learn more about the impact of sequestration in our two new fact sheets.





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