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 »
The House of Representatives passed the FY 2009 omnibus spending bill on Wednesday, February 25. The Senate will consider the bill the week of March 2, 2009. The Continuing Resolution that is funding most of the federal government expires on March 6, 2009, so action must be completed by week’s end. Read the rest of this entry »
Average risk men and women and their doctors can estimate the probability of that individual developing colon or rectal cancer by using an interactive tool available online. Developed by National Cancer Institute, the model is based on population research and cancer incidence information.
In developing the prediction tool, researchers matched 1,600 men and women with colon cancer and 650 with rectal cancer to nearly 1,900 similar individuals without cancer. Using identified risk factors for colorectal cancer, they were able to estimate the probability than an individual would develop colon or rectal cancer within the next 5, 10, or 20 years. The prospective National Institute of Health-American Association of Retired Persons diet and health study was used to validate the tool. Read the rest of this entry »
The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland is the newest National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center. NCI has named just 64 centers across the United States as NCI Cancer Centers in recognition of their research excellence and outstanding patient care. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Speaker Pelosi:
“Since FY 2003, NIH and NCI have received flat funding or been cut. Research progress has been significantly hindered, and NIH and NCI have been forced to make painful cuts to ongoing research projects, including the delay and scaling back of clinical trials and research for currently under-researched and deadly cancers such as cancers of the colon and rectum, pancreas, lung, ovarian, and brain. The additional $400 million would be an infusion of support for institutions across the country, supporting as many as 700 new research grants.”
On Wednesday, June 4, One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting that the House retain the $400 million for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that was included in the Senate’s version of the supplemental appropriations bill (HR 2642).
As a member of OVAC, C3 is urging everyone to contact their Member of Congress and ask them to support HR 2642. Click here to find your elected official’s contact information.