Topic: US Government shut-down

It has a severe, negative effect on our patient community also. In addition to the below, you may encounter numerous, other notifications. 


"Due to the absence of either an FY 2014 appropriation or Continuing Resolution for the Department of Health and Human Services, the government has shutdown with the exception of limited services.
NCI

We appreciate your continued interest in the activities of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) during the government shutdown.  NCI is making every effort to protect life and property, with essential personnel remaining to protect research and continue ongoing protocols.  In terms of intramural research, doctors will continue to see patients at the NIH Clinical Center; however, no new research may begin.  Extramural research cannot be funded at this time due to the lack of appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014.  Please continue to monitor major media outlets for updated information about federal operations.

National Cancer Institute, Office of Advocacy Relations

Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov.

Clinical Trials.gov - U.S. National Institutes of Health"

Hugs to all of us,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Re: US Government shut-down

It is my understanding that no new patients will be accepted into NIH clinical trials during the shutdown and that no new research grants will be awarded.  I have contacted my Congressional representatives about the potential effect of the shutdown on cancer patients and encourage others who have similar concerns to do also.