Diseases and Illnesses

Fund science to fight cancer

Fund science to fight cancer

This December the United States will enter the 46th year of its longest ongoing war: the war on cancer. During this time, we have lost more lives to this disease than all U.S. military casualties since the birth of our country.

The passage of the National Cancer Act in 1971 led to significant advances in cancer research, and the passage of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act will build on this success. However, the proposed cuts to non-defense spending in the 2018 federal budget will dramatically reduce funding for science research across the country. Cancer researchers like myself rely on this funding to make advancements that lead to the discovery of new drugs and treatments....

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