National Breast Cancer Coalition Steps up Washington Lobbying

July 1, 1995

WASHINGTON--The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has announced its intention to lobby against congressional forces that want to reduce NIH funding. The coalition thus allies itself with professional societies that lobby Congress to increase federal funding for biomedical research.

WASHINGTON--The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has announcedits intention to lobby against congressional forces that wantto reduce NIH funding. The coalition thus allies itself with professionalsocieties that lobby Congress to increase federal funding forbiomedical research.

The Coalition also plans to draft legislation designed to protectthe privacy of individuals who test positive for the presenceof cancer genes so that their access to health insurance coveragewill not be put in jeopardy.