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AACR Cancer Policy Monitor

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                                                                                                 APRIL 2011


CONGRESS REACHES FY2011 SPENDING COMPROMISE

NIH escapes severe funding cuts, for now

Funding for cancer research will be cut back for the remainder of the fiscal year, though it has been spared the drastic cuts many feared. Read more



 

FIGHT OVER FY2012 BUDGET TAKES SHAPE

House pushes for sweeping spending cuts

With the battle over fiscal year 2011 nearly behind them, lawmakers are now gearing up for what may be an even more rancorous clash over next year’s budget. Although cancer research was spared from severe budget cuts in the latest round, the FY2012 plan being pushed forward in the House suggests that NIH could very well be a target again. Read more

 


 

AACR STRESSES CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND POLICY AT ANNUAL MEETING

Brand new webcasts available of NCI director and other leaders discussing cancer policy and funding priorities

The impact of public policy on the future of cancer research was a common theme during the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 in Orlando, Fla. last week. Four sessions specifically featured cancer policy and other events featured leaders like Harold Varmus and former Congressman John Edward Porter discussing the looming budget challenges. Read more

 


 

AACR DRAWS CONGRESSIONAL ATTENTION TO TOBACCO RESEARCH, CONTROL

Center director says FDA hitting milestones in tobacco law, urges more research at AACR congressional briefing

Since the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has met the ambitious implementation deadlines set forth in the law, the agency said at an AACR briefing on Capitol Hill. Read more

 


 

 

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