FUNDING INCREASES FOR
Federal funding through the NIH and NCI is the lifeblood
of biomedical research and forms the foundation upon
which most scientific and medical discoveries in the United
States are made. In the years since President Nixon signed
the National Cancer Act, investments in the NIH and NCI,
in large part due to over whelming bipartisan support from
Congress, have resulted in the extraordinary progress
against cancer detailed in this report.
Develop and train
research and care.
Building Blocks of Further Progress against Cancer
To accelerate the pace of progress against cancer, we must:
Adapted from ( 1)
NCI-funded SWOG cancer treatment
clinical trials have added about
3. 34 million
years of life
for U.S. cancer patients
at an estimated cost of just
$125 for each year of life gained,
according to a new study (209).
• Nearly 90,000 jobs nationwide would be lost.
• More than $15 billion in economic
activity would be lost.
• No U. S. state would be spared from the
negative impact of this dramatic reduction
in federal funding, with 13,581 jobs predicted
to be lost in California alone.
Turning Back the Clock
In his first budget proposal to Congress,
President Trump proposed drastic and
devastating cuts of $7.2 billion, or 20 percent,
to the budget for the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). This request would take funding
for the agency back to levels not seen in
more than 15 years and reduce the number of
available grants by several thousand. If these
cuts were enacted, a recent analysis predicted:
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