take action: protect nih funding
March 2017 -- The White House’s recently released budget includes deep cuts to research agencies, eliminating $6 billion (20 percent) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, and $1 billion in cuts to the National Cancer Institute. These cuts would have a devastating impact on childhood cancer research.
More than 80 percent of NIH funds are awarded to researchers at institutions across the country – including to the Children’s Oncology Group and doctors pioneering new treatments for kids battling cancer. With cuts of this size their work could not continue and promising treatments would not be developed. We cannot go backwards!