Cancer Research Funding


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.  

Take Action

Photo of cancer patient in treatment

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

June 21, 2017

Louisiana saw two extraordinary sessions to accompany it's 2017 Regular Session. Volunteers from across the state came together for ACS CAN Louisiana's Day at the Capitol event to ensure that cancer would be made a state priority.

June 10, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – With his signature, Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday helped ensure the state would continue leading the fight against cancer and that new life-saving treatments would be available to tens of thousands of Texans fighting this deadly disease. Senate Bill 81 extends the sunset review date by two

June 9, 2017

This study found that 90 percent of those surveyed overwhelmingly believed in the importance of cancer research.

June 2, 2017

Wisconsin volunteer, Kathi Hansen, writes a letter to the Green Bay Press Gazette about critical policy supporting health care and cancer research.

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.