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NCCR Urges Congress to Support Senate Bill for Cancer Research

NCCR Urges Congress to Support Senate Bill for Cancer Research

WASHINGTON--The National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR) has activated its 18 member organizations to write to Congress in support of S.1897, the NIH Revitalization Act of 1996. This legislation was introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) to revise and extend certain programs of the NIH, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The legislation authorizes funding for the NCI at $3 billion and strikes various cancer-specific earmarks, ie, allocations for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer. The NCCR supports a balanced cancer research agenda and believes that earmarking of site- and gender-specific research should not be supported unless additional funds are provided for these priorities.

 
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