Take Action to Increase Funding for the NIH and NCI!

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Take Action to Increase Funding for the NIH and NCI!

Heather Swift‘s insight:

[ADVOCACY]  ASCO: Take Action to Support Increased Funding for the NIH

Congress returned to work this week with a number of pressing issues to tackle. One of the most important is passing a federal budget before the existing one expires at the end of the month. This year, funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was cut by 5.5 percent, or $1.6 billion due to sequestration. Sequestration will likely lead to further decreases without a significant funding increase for the NIH in the upcoming budget.
 
Reach out to your Representative and Senators and let them know that this budget MUST include the most robust number possible for the NIH and NCI. Our nation’s research infrastructure is at stake and standing on the sidelines is not acceptable.

Click here to take action right now!  #asco #cancer #advocacy

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