Rescission Watch: Take action to protect cancer research funding!

We joined with other research advocates to thank Congressional appropriations leaders for securing an unprecedented $3 billion increase in NIH funding as part of the FY2018 omnibus spending bill. This boost to medical research funding comes at a critical time, as advances in precision medicine hold the key to more children surviving and thriving after a cancer diagnosis than ever before.

But then, we started hearing a term called 'rescission' thrown around in Washington. An appropriations process that we had celebrated as a victory for medical research suddenly started to sound not-so-final. 

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Breaking down the Budget: Implications on Public Health

For those of us in the childhood cancer community desperate for new treatments, one of the most important resources is the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The vast majority of childhood cancer research is funded by the NCI, which provides grants to researchers and supports cooperative groups that test new treatments in clinical trials. While Congress doesn't determine the exact amount of funding NCI will spend on pediatric research, a rising tide of funding will ensure that more is dedicated to childhood cancer research. That's why it's critical that we impress upon our representatives the urgency of NCI funding...

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Tips for Town Halls while Congress is in Recess

Through the first full week of April. If you're interested in meeting with your Congressional representatives about childhood cancer issues - or anything else - these district work periods are ideal times to find your Senators and Representative somewhere near you!

If you'd like to meet with your Member of Congress while they're home next week to share your childhood cancer story, here's a good place to start: CCCA's Guide to Congressional District Office Visits...

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A victory for our kids: STAR passes Senate!

We're so thrilled to share with you this good news from Capitol Hill: The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced!

We thank our champions in the Senate for leading the way toward this huge milestone for our community, especially the original sponsors of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act(S.292), Senators Jack Reed (RI), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Chris Van Hollen (MD) and Johnny Isakson (GA)...

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CCCA's Founder Presents on Public Private Partnerships at International Meeting

Our president and founder Susan L. Weiner, PhD, presented at last week's ACCELERATE pediatric oncology conference in Brussels. Dr. Weiner discussed the critical need for a public private partnership (PPP) to develop drugs for children when there is no associated adult development program.

Dr. Weiner’s presentation continues a Children’s Cause effort to identify novel business and collaborative arrangements to address this development gap...

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CCCA's First Webinar of 2018 Highlights Online Resources

Our 2018 Webinar Series kicked off with an hour-long tour through the maze of support services and resources available to families of kids with cancer and survivors. "Navigating the Childhood Cancer Journey" delved into some of the best tools available to aid in a child's journey, from diagnosis to survivorship.

Our experts discussed a wide range of support tools, including...

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