14. 5 million
Americans with a history of
cancer were estimated to be
alive on Jan. 1, 2014 ( 3).
;e basic, translational, and clinical research that has fueled
and continues to fuel extraordinary progress against cancer is
made possible by investments from the federal government,
philanthropic individuals and organizations, and the private
sector. Of particular importance are the investments in
biomedical research supported by the federal government
and administered through the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Without
sustained support of biomedical research from all sectors,
continued progress against cancer is in jeopardy.