[LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY] Take Action for Funding of NIH & NCI

Congress recently passed a budget deal that partially replaces the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration for two years and makes additional funds available to domestic programs for fiscal years (FY) 2014 and FY 2015. With President Obama expected to quickly sign the legislation, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun to write new spending … Continue reading

AACR UNVEILS THE CANCER PROGRESS REPORT 2013

Major report calls for increased support for cancer research and biomedical science        Building on the great momentum from the previous two reports, the AACR unveiled the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013 on Sept. 17 during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The report highlights the remarkable progress investments … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Third Annual Progress Report Released

Today, NBCC is releasing their Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Third Annual Progress Report to the public. Each year since the launch of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, NBCC has released an annual report on the progress in breast cancer and in NBCC’s work to achieve the deadline. This year’s report provides an update with the latest data … Continue reading

[ADVOCACY] Government Shutdown Harming NIH Research

The government shutdown is having a devastating impact on medical research. Tell Congress to reopen the government now. Since October 1, the federal government has been shut down due to the inability of Congress to pass a budget. As a result, funding for almost all government programs has been halted including funding for the National … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 Gains Support

H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1661: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.

H.R. 1661: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management. Sponsor: Rep. Steve Israel [D-NY3] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

Disparities in Research May Have Negative Outcomes

Medical research is rapidly changing the way in which healthcare professionals provide treatment and service to patients. The promise of personalized medicine is coming ever closer to being realized. Under this model, pharmaceuticals and treatments will ultimately be tailored specifically to the individual, based upon his or her genetic make-up. Fortunately, we are already beginning … Continue reading

Proposition 29 Cancer Research Proposition Coming to the Ballot in California

If you know someone in California, tell them to vote Yes on Prop 29, supporting at $1 tax per pack of cigarettes to fund cancer research, education and prevention programs that will save lives! In California, tobacco usage results in a staggering $9.2 billion in health care expenditures, and is the leading cause of cancer, … Continue reading

Turn the Tide. Vote YES on Prop 29

The tobacco industry is still recruiting our kids. They’re getting even better at it. Smoking rates are about to rise in California for the first time this century. The Californians in this short video can tell you how your vote in June will turn the tide: 90% of smokers begin their journey to addiction before … Continue reading