Support Funding for NIH and NCI

hero symbol

Our Priority:

Increase funding for critical medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Why This is Important:

  • Research takes time and resources. The NIH and NCI need increased and predictable federal investment to continue the development of new treatments and cures for those with colorectal cancer.
  • NIH invests in foundational research that forms the building blocks for life-saving treatments and cures.
  • Research at the NIH and NCI has helped lead to better screening techniques and improved treatment options.

What We Are Doing:

Asking the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to provide $49 billion for NIH and $7,766 for NCI in their FY23 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bills.

Background:

The NIH is at the leading edge of breakthrough medical research in the United States and around the world. The NCI works on everything from essential research to clinical trials and advances scientific discovery and leads the cancer research community towards improved prevention and treatment options.

“Getting to the NIH was important to my husband, John, and me. We called it ‘the hospital in the Garden of Eden.’ John was enrolled in three clinical trials at NIH, including one attempting to develop a personalized vaccine to treat John’s cancer. These trials were at the cutting edge of medical research. The NIH provided us both hope and options when we had exhausted the standard of care. There was no question John was in the best of hands.”

Dr. Angela Nicholas, Fight CRC Board Member & Caregiver