The AACR Call to Action

Cancer Progress Report 2012: Contents

In order to fulfill the extraordinary scientific and medical promise of cancer research and biomedical science, the AACR respectfully urges Congress to:

  • Work in a constructive, bipartisan fashion to find a more balanced approach to address the federal deficit and prevent sequestration from occurring in January 2013; and
  • Designate NIH and NCI as top national priorities by providing annual budget increases at least comparable to the biomedical inflation rate.

While it is imperative that Congress take action to stop the threatened sequester and once again make funding of the NIH and NCI national priorities, the responsibility is not theirs alone. As such the AACR also urges the citizens of this great Nation, who benefit from this life-saving research, to urge their respective legislators to support cancer research and biomedical science.

If we are to ultimately transform scientific discoveries into therapies that improve the lives of cancer patients, it is going to require an unwavering commitment of Congress and the Administration to invest in our country’s remarkably productive biomedical research enterprise led by the NIH and NCI.

Cancer Progress Report 2012 Contents

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