American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cancer Researchers Meet With Congressional Leaders


June 26, 2006

CANCER RESEARCHERS MEET WITH CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT PROGRESS IN PREVENTION, DETECTION AND TREATMENT

Leading cancer center directors and researchers from around the country will convene in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 28 to raise awareness on the latest opportunities and advancements in cancer research.

The event, “Cancer Research: Benefiting All Americans,” will consist of 50 prominent leaders in the cancer community visiting with their Members of Congress to discuss how recent advancements in cancer research are leading to more effective therapies, improved early detection methods, and innovative mechanisms of cancer prevention.

The day is designed to show that federal support for research not only improves overall public health, but also reduces the long-term economic burden of healthcare, helping to maintain the United States as a global leader in scientific advancement.

Co-hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), and Friends of Cancer Research (FOCR), the day of educational meetings will conclude with an evening reception at the Capitol.

For questions or more information, please contact Jeff Coughlin, Director of Government Affairs at FOCR, at (202) 944-6643 or jcoughlin@focr.org.