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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Federal funding has played a role in virtually every major advancement in the fight against cancer. 

Latest Updates

May 22, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The STAR Act, which already passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, now heads to the President for his signature. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer

May 16, 2018
Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Abbie Luzius joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united for the 19 th annual One

May 16, 2018
Illinois, Kansas

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Courtney Hurtig, of Overland Park, joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united as part of the 19 th annual One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to request cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health.

May 15, 2018
National

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) volunteers will head to Capitol Hill today with over 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers representing more than 50 cancer organizations to share poll results that show overwhelming public support for continued robust and sustained federal investment in cancer research and urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority.

Cancer Research Funding Resources

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. Today, that program is making remarkable progress in every area of discovery to improve cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and care.