We are at the cusp of tremendous breakthroughs in cancer research. We need to keep the momentum going.
Every new breakthrough in freeing the world from the pain and suffering of cancer - from new cures to innovative ways to prevent and treat the disease - have one thing in common; the research was in some way funded by the federal government's National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.
Yet, when adjusting for inflation, federal funding for cancer research has seen huge cuts over the last decade. Increasing funding for cancer research must be a top budget priority for Congress.
With your help, we can send thousands of signed petitions to Congress urging them increase cancer research funding. We can continue to lobby and educate elected officials on why we need increases in cancer research funding and we can send them action alerts letting them know the importance of supporting cancer-related legislation.
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