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.