Topic: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network today on Capitol Hill
is pressing hard for increased funding for cancer research:
When it comes to fighting cancer, it’s a team effort. That’s true in the doctor’s office and on Capitol Hill.
Today, we’re joining with more than 150 organizations at a rally in Washington, DC to promote the importance of funding medical research.
The National Institutes of Health, the government agency that oversees federally funded medical research, has played a role in nearly every major cancer breakthrough in the last 30 years. Yet, its budget is being cut this year.
Ask Congress to make funding cancer and medical research a national priority, and to restore the funding that has been cut.
Working together - with our partners in Washington and our volunteers across the nation - we must continue the vigorous pursuit of future breakthroughs in science, health and medicine that are supported through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That begins with strong support from Congress.