American Association for Cancer Research

AACR CANCER POLICY MONITOR

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                                                                                                          MARCH 2010


NCI BYPASS BUDGET RELEASED

Document justifies $1.1 billion increase to sustain progress

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has released its annual plan and budget proposal, "The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research." Read more


EVALUATING YEAR ONE OF THE AMERICAN RECOVERY ACT

Economic stimulus funds have supported innovative cancer research across the nation

The Obama administration commemorated the one-year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on Feb. 17 by highlighting its success at saving or creating as many as two million jobs. The landmark legislation, through an unprecedented investment in biomedical research, has also yielded dramatic opportunities and greatly expanded the nation’s research capacity. Read more


PRESIDENT PUSHES CONGRESS TO DELIVER ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

Lawmakers are challenged to pass a final bill within weeks

In an effort to salvage the momentum of comprehensive health care reform moving through Congress, President Obama has taken initiative over the last month to re-engage lawmakers and reinforce the need to pass a bill quickly. Read more


NIH-FDA INITIATIVE TO SPEED SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS TO PATIENTS

New initiative will better integrate science into the regulatory review process

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working together on a new endeavor to accelerate scientific innovation into effective treatments for patients. Read more


FDA NAMES TOBACCO ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Committee’s first point of order will be to examine the health impacts of menthol in cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to make important strides in its effort to curtail the deadly effects of tobacco use. Read more


NIH PROPOSES MODIFICATION TO STEM CELL RESEARCH GUIDELINES

Action would expand pool of stem cell lines eligible for federally funded research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is proposing a technical revision to its guidelines on human embryonic stem cell research in acknowledgement that the current definition of a stem cell eligible for use in federally funded research is overly restrictive. Read more


 

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