American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Cancer Policy Monitor

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                                                                                                  SEPTEMBER 2010


 

UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING STEM CELL RESEARCH PERSISTS

Longtime congressional champions for biomedical research brought the reignited debate over federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research to Capitol Hill last week. Read more

 


 

RESEARCH FUNDING LIKELY TO REMAIN AT FY2010 LEVEL THROUGH THE FALL

With new fiscal year fast approaching, Congress is expected to pass a continuing resolution

Lawmakers have returned to Washington after an extended August recess, but their minds are still back on the campaign trail. Despite a long list of to-do items, including a slate of fiscal year 2011 spending bills that require action, there is a general reluctance to engage in anything too controversial ahead of the upcoming midterm elections.
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DECLINE IN U.S. TOBACCO RATES STALLED

CDC director calls for renewed effort to reduce use of tobacco products

For more than 30 years the U.S. boasted steady progress in curbing tobacco use, but that success has remained static for the fifth year in a row, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

 


 

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