President Obama released his FY 2010 budget request. The budget requests $30.838 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a 1.4 percent increase ($443 million) over the FY 2009 level. This includes $5.15 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or $181 million more than the FY 2009 funding level. Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
This year 24,680 women — many of them mothers or grandmothers — will die from colon or rectal cancer. Another 71,380 will learn that they are in for the fight of their lives.
These frightening numbers are from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures: 2009.
Help us save their lives and the lives of many more mothers with a gift to C3 on Mother’s Day.
Maybe you’ve always struggled to find the perfect present for your mom. This year remember her many gifts to you by helping C3 strengthen colorectal cancer research and advocacy. What could be a better gift?
Your donation may honor your mother or the mother of your children or the woman fighting cancer who is your best friend. Tell us her name and address, and we’ll let her know that you thought about her on Mother’s Day.
You can also make a gift in memory of your mother. We at C3 are sorry for your loss and grieve with you on a difficult day.
- You can make a secure gift online for C3′s work.
- Or you might want to donate specifically to the Lisa Fund for colorectal cancer research.
Your generosity will help prevent, treat, and finally beat this terrible cancer killer.
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), Cancer Survivor and Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has decided to leave the Republican Party and run in the 2010 Democratic primary. You can read the Senator’s statement below.
April 28, 2009
Statement by Senator Arlen Specter
I have been a Republican since 1966. I have been working extremely hard for the Party, for its candidates and for the ideals of a Republican Party whose tent is big enough to welcome diverse points of view. While I have been comfortable being a Republican, my Party has not defined who I am. I have taken each issue one at a time and have exercised independent judgment to do what I thought was best for Pennsylvania and the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his priorities for health care reform at a community forum last week in Ohio.
Senator Brown, who has been a long time supporter for reforming the American health care system said, “We need health reform to ensure that every American has access to high quality, affordable health coverage…As it stands, 46 million Americans are uninsured, and that is 46 million too many.” Read the rest of this entry »