Tell Congress: Fund NIH cancer research
Cancer research has the power to save millions of lives. But the federal funding for that research is down – and it's up to us to bring it back.
The National Institutes of Health's annual budget has dropped 24 percent since 2003 (accounting for inflation) and it has gone from funding nearly one out of three grant applications to funding only one in six. That's billions of dollars gone.
The bottom line is that less funding means fewer cures for cancer patients.
Send a letter to tell your members of Congress to increase NIH funding and advance cancer research.
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