Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) have authored a Senate Dear Colleague Letter in support of increasing the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) budget to $6 billion in Fiscal Year 2010 and doubling NCI’s budget over the next five years.
“We ask that you lend your support to financing research that may lead to cures for cancer in our lifetimes.” The letter went on to say, “We are at a real turning point for cancer research, but whether we actually turn that corner will depend on available resources.”
We urge everyone to contact their Senators and ask them to sign onto this letter. The deadline for signatures is May 8th. Click here to find your Senators office number.