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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Here we go again: New budget calls for devastating cuts to cancer research

A new budget proposal would stifle the incredible progress we're making in defeating cancer.  Sign our petition opposing these devastating cuts.

Latest Updates

May 23, 2017
National

The president’s proposed 2018 budget, would decrease the National Institutes of Health budget by 21 percent, decrease the National Cancer Institute budget by 25 percent, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s chronic disease program by nearly 20 percent and reduce Medicaid funding by more than $600 billion.

May 9, 2017
Florida

Session Summary The 2017 Florida Legislative Session was mired by conflict, much of which came to a head over the state budget. That infighting ultimately led to an extension, requiring that members come back to Tallahassee for an additional day to debate and pass the budget. However, through all

May 1, 2017
National

Congress reached a deal on the 2017 budget that reflects a broad, bipartisan commitment to reducing cancer-related death and suffering in our country through increased research funding and continued funding for critical early detection and prevention programs.

May 1, 2017

More than 200 childhood cancer advocates will be on Capitol Hill on May 2 to ask Congress to support initiatives that would increase research and improve treatment, leading to better outcomes for children with cancer.

Cancer Research Funding Resources

Why do we ask you to take action so many times on the same issue? Watch this fun animated video that explains Congress's complex budget process.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are the foundation of our national  cancer research program and support research in every state.