NCCR Unveils Six New Public Service TV Announcements

March 1, 1995

WASHINGTON--The National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR), a Washington coalition of more than 20 cancer-related organizations founded in 1986, unveiled its new series of six 30-second television public service announcements at a

WASHINGTON--The National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR),a Washington coalition of more than 20 cancer-related organizationsfounded in 1986, unveiled its new series of six 30-second televisionpublic service announcements at a Capitol Hill ceremony. The campaignalso includes airport dioramas that repeat the TV messages.

Speaking about the budget process in which the 104th Congressis currently engaged, Rep. John Porter (R-Ill) reassured the Coalition:"Everybody agrees that downsizing is necessary, but cancerresearch is one place where we definitely do not want to cut."

Rep. Porter, chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommitteeon Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and RelatedAgencies, pointed out in his talk that biomedical research isimportant not only for its role in finding ways to prevent andcure cancer, but also for the overall economy, since such researchprovides the country with "thousands of high-tech jobs."