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                                                                                                           MARCH 2009

OBAMA LIFTS FUNDING RESTRICTIONS ON STEM CELL RESEARCH

Pledges to remove political ideology from science and restore scientific integrity

President Obama has signed an Executive Order to overturn the eight-year-old policy restricting federal funds for embryonic stem cell research. Read more

PRESIDENT EXPRESSES A RENEWED FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO THE WAR ON CANCER
Fiscal year 2010 budget will initiate a plan to double cancer research funding

President Obama has announced a renewed focus on cancer research. Read more

ECONOMIC STIMULUS INFUSES NIH WITH SHORT-TERM FUNDING
Broad details released about the Agency's strategy to distribute funds

After weeks of intense negotiation, Congress sent a final economic stimulus plan, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), to President Obama. Read more

UPDATED: CANCER RESEARCH MAY BENEFIT FROM FY 2009 SPENDING BILL
The NIH, the NCI and other health agencies will receive a boost in funding this fiscal year

Cancer research will receive an increase in funding this fiscal year (FY) in addition to the short-term funds provided through the recently enacted economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Read more

NCI BYPASS BUDGET RELEASED
Document outlines $2.1 billion in recommended new investments

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has released its annual plan and Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 budget proposal, "The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research." Read more

PRESIDENT OBAMA TAPS SECRETARY OF HHS AND HEALTH CARE CZAR
Kansas Governor Sebelius chosen to lead HHS; Nancy-Ann Min DeParle will lead the White House Office for Health Reform

During a press conference at the White House on March 2, the President announced two-term Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) as his choice to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more

IOM REPORT FINDS HIPAA PRIVACY RULE INADEQUATE
Current rule jeopardizes personal health information and hinders important health research discoveries

A new study released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has found that the Health Insurance Portability Assurance Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule not only fails to adequately protect personal health information but impedes progress in health research. Read more

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE WORKSHOP CONSIDERS STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING VALUE IN CANCER CARE
Experts from multiple perspectives explore the complexities of creating balance between escalating costs and clinical benefits.

The National Cancer Policy Forum (NCPF) at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a two-day workshop from February 9-10 to discuss the concept of value in cancer care and how to ensure that the benefit that patients receive from the latest cancer treatments is commensurate with the physical, emotional, and financial costs.  Read more

BROOKINGS CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH - JANUARY UPDATE RELEASED
Progress made on recommendations for making clinical cancer research more effective and efficient

A 2009 update has recently been released summarizing the latest progress in carrying-out recommendations that were agreed upon during the Brookings Conference on Clinical Cancer Research in September 2008. Read more

149TH MEETING OF THE NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARD
National Cancer Advisory Board assesses the state of the cancer community and considers future goals

The National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) held its 149th meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland over February 2-4. Read more

 

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