American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Cancer Policy Monitor

CPM

                                                                                                    AUGUST 2010


 

CONGRESSIONAL PANELS APPROVE $1 BILLION INCREASES FOR NIH

House and Senate appropriators match president's funding recommendation

Prior to adjourning for a month-long August recess, House and Senate appropriators advanced fiscal year 2011 spending bills that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a $1 billion increase, matching the amount requested by President Obama in February. Read more

 


 

FDA EXAMINING IMPACT OF MENTHOL CIGARETTES

Tobacco companies dispute need for further restrictions

There is no scientific- or evidence-based rationale to support a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on menthol cigarettes, maintained tobacco industry executives last month as they testified before an FDA panel investigating the FDA's position on menthol. Read more

 


 

NCI CONSULTS CANCER ADVOCACY LEADERS ON BIOSPECIMENS

Lack of biospecimens a mounting road block to progress in cancer research

Overcoming the considerable challenges surrounding biospecimens, which provide the raw materials for cutting-edge cancer research, was foremost on the agenda for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG) when it met in Seattle, Wash., last week. Read more

 


 

 

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