Posts tagged research funding
Easter Recess, NCI Funding, and You:

Members of Congress are back home for a two-week district work period -- also known as Easter Recess. If you're interested in meeting with your Congressional representatives about childhood cancer issues, this is an ideal time to find your Senators and Representative somewhere near you!

When Congress returns to Washington at the end of April, they will resume budget talks for fiscal year 2020. So now is the time to emphasize to your Senators and Representative the life-saving importance of robust funding for the NCI.

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May is Cancer Research Month

Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease among children and adolescents in the United States. Although substantial progress has been made in the treatment of several types of childhood cancer over the past five decades, progress against other types has been limited.

With your help, we can continue to make our children with cancer a priority for research funding during Cancer Research Month and all year long.

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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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