Friends of Cancer Research Campaign

December 1, 1996
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 5 No 12, Volume 5, Issue 12

WASHINGTON--The national cancer community has joined together to create a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Cancer Research, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Cancer Act through a public awareness and education campaign on the importance of cancer research.

WASHINGTON--The national cancer community has joined togetherto create a nonprofit organization, the Friends of Cancer Research,to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Cancer Actthrough a public awareness and education campaign on the importanceof cancer research.

The Friends board includes members of the groups most active inthe fight against cancer, including the National Cancer AdvisoryBoard, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Presidents'Cancer Panel, ASCO, AACR, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations,Oncology Nursing Society, National Coalition for Cancer Research,American Cancer Society, and a number of prominent US cancer centers.

The campaign will include events and public forums at which RichardKlausner, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute, and othersenior officials will report to the American people on the stateof cancer research. These events will also provide an opportunityfor the cancer community and other interested parties to identifytheir most important research priorities for the coming years.