American Association for Cancer Research

AACR CANCER POLICY MONITOR

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                                                                                                    NOVEMBER 2009

STUDY ARGUES THAT U.S. SCIENCE PIPELINE IS STRONG

Careers in science and other technical fields fail to attract top graduates

There is widespread concern that one of the greatest threats to the nation's global competitiveness and prosperity is its failure to educate and prepare enough students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields. Read more


NO CONSENSUS YET ON FY2010 CANCER RESEARCH FUNDING

Congress extends timeline to finalize annual funding bills to mid-December

The effort to finalize funding levels for fiscal year 2010 has taken a backseat to the mounting fervor to pass a comprehensive health care package before the year's end. Read more


NEW REPORT FINDS FAULT WITH FDA'S ACCELERATED REVIEW PROCESS

FDA emphasizes overall success of program in providing treatment to patients with life-threatening illness

According to a new report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to follow up on unproven drugs that are put on the market through an accelerated approval process, and has no mechanism in place to remove those drugs when they prove to be unsuccessful or dangerous. Read more


LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR BREAST CANCER LEGISLATION

Hearing on Capitol Hill focuses on four proposals to help fight breast cancer

At a legislative hearing in October, lawmakers called on Congress to make a more concerted effort to fight breast cancer. Read more


TOWN HALL MEETING CALLS ATTENTION TO CANCER HEALTH DISPARITIES

Experts discuss policy and research initiatives to reduce the unequal burden of cancer

The District of Columbia has some of the highest rates of cancer mortality in the nation, including the highest mortality rates from breast cancer and the third highest incidence rates of colorectal cancer. Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the premier institutions working to reverse those trends. Read more

 

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