AACR Unveils the Cancer Progress Report 2014

Source: www.aacr.org

Building on the great momentum from the previous three reports, the AACR held a special briefing Sept. 17 on the newly released AACR Cancer Progress Report 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s report highlights the remarkable progress that federal investments in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have made for cancer patients and survivors over the past year. . The report also issues calls on Congress and the administration to prioritize the growth of the NIH and NCI budgets at a predictable, robust pace by providing annual budget increases at least comparable to the biomedical inflation rate.

“While we are continuing to make impressive progress against cancer, the pace of that progress is being slowed due to years of declining budgets at the NIH and NCI,” stated Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, president of the AACR and professor of medicine and cancer biology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee. “If we are to fully realize the promise of science to transform cancer care, it will require leadership in Congress and within the administration to ensure that biomedical research in cancer becomes a major priority for our nation.”

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