American Association for Cancer Research

AACR CANCER POLICY MONITOR

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                                                                                                    SEPTEMBER 2009

REMEMBERING THE LEGACY OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY

Kennedy was a tireless champion of health care and cancer research

With the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass) on August 25, the cancer research community lost a friend and passionate advocate of its cause. Read more

LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK FOR FALL

Lawmakers return from August recess to grapple with health care reform and appropriations

Following the month-long August recess, members of Congress return to Washington this week to resume work on legislative priorities including health care reform and fiscal year FY2010 appropriations. Read more

RESEARCH FUNDING TO BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR NEW NIH DIRECTOR

Dr. Francis Collins describes five key objectives for the agency

On his first day on the job, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., the newly confirmed director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), held a press conference at the NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Md., to lay out his vision for the agency's future. Read more

FDA OPENS NEW CENTER FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Agency takes significant steps in implementation of historic new tobacco law

In a momentous effort to curtail the deadly effects of tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently opened the doors to a new Center for Tobacco Products that will have authority to regulate the production and marketing of tobacco products. Read more

NEW STUDY REVEALS STEADY DECLINE IN U.S. CANCER DEATHS

Researchers attribute prevention, early detection and better cancer treatments

Due to the effects of improved prevention, early detection and treatment, cancer deaths have steadily fallen over the last three decades, according to a report recently published in Cancer Research, a journal of the AACR. Read more 

YOUTH TOBACCO SALES FALL TO RECORD LOW

Progress made across the country to curb illegal tobacco sales to minors

Sales of tobacco to young people under the age of 18 have reached record lows, according to a recent report of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Read more

 

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