Throughout the month of May, the AACR joined lawmakers to raise awareness about advances in cancer research
Members of the House and Senate paid tribute to the lifesaving contributions of cancer researchers across the nation and expressed support for a future of continued progress and innovation.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SUBMIT OFFICIAL STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT
"...Last year alone, we lost not only my sister Martha, but my dear friend Ted Kennedy, to aggressive forms of cancer. Like many of my constituents whose lives have been touched by cancer, I think of them every day—and their battles strengthen my resolve to fight for better treatment and more cures...."
-Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.)
Read Sen. Dodd's Statement in the Congressional Record
"....As the more than 31,000 members of the American Association for Cancer Research and their partners continue their quest for cancer prevention and cures, Congress must stand behind them and invest in our research infrastructure. I salute America’s cancer researchers and their ongoing efforts and vow to be a partner in the ongoing war on cancer...."
-Representative Lois Capps (D-Calif.)
Read Rep. Capps' Statement in the Congressional Record
"...As we celebrate National Cancer Research Month this May, I hope that this Congress will continue to make cancer research a national priority and ensure continued progress for the hope and benefit of all Americans who have or will be touched by this dreaded disease...."
-Representative Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.)
Read Rep. Bilbray's Statement in the Congressional Record
SENATOR SHERROD BROWN TALKS ABOUT IMPROVING ACCESS TO CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
During National Cancer Research Month, the AACR had the opportunity to speak with Senator Brown (D-Ohio) about his leadership in the U.S. Senate to improve access to cancer clinical trials.
Read the Interview
AACR HOSTS HILL DAY 2010 WITH FRIENDS, AACI & ASCO TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR CANCER RESEARCH
The AACR joined with Friends of Cancer Research, the Association of American Cancer Institutes and the American Society of Clinical Oncology on May 5 to host Hill Day 2010: Innovation and Hope through Cancer Research.
More than 70 participants from 24 states attended well over 100 meetings with members of Congress and congressional aides to emphasize the importance of increased federal funding for cancer research. Read More
Read more from the June Edition of the AACR Cancer Policy Monitor: