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Updates matching "Cancer Research Funding"

June 21, 2017
Louisiana

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
Texas

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

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

June 1, 2017
Connecticut

Letter in the New Haven Register by ACS CAN volunteer Dave "Coach" Koch thanking Congresswoman DeLauro for her support of cancer research funding. Read Full Article

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.