Increase funding for cancer research and prevention programs


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I am writing to you today regarding programs and policies that are critical to cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

Specifically, in FY 2021 I am asking you to support at least $44.7 billion (a $3 billion increase) for NIH, including $6.9 billion for cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Additionally, I ask that you support $559 million for the CDC's cancer programs, including $70 million (a $19 million increase) for cancer registries, in the FY 2021 funding bill. Finally, I'd ask that you cosponsor H.R. 1966/S. 946, the Henrietta Lacks Cancer Research Enhancement Act.

Thank you for your continued support of cancer patients and their families.

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