Tuesday, February 2, 2016
In a new Research!America survey a majority of Americans polled support Vice President Joe Biden's 'moonshot' initiative, which proposes a tax increase to support additional funding for cancer research. Of those people polled, 50% agreed with the...
Monday, February 1, 2016
D.C.'s latest high-level interagency bureaucracy meets for the first time today. It's chock full of Cabinet Secretaries, chaired by Joe Biden, and charged by President Obama to move the ball on cancer research. NIH is providing the funding and...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’ initiative to defeat cancer earns support for a tax increase to fund cancer research among half of respondents (50%) in a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The White House is proposing $1 billion in funding for Vice President Joe Biden's “Moonshot” initiative to find a cure for cancer that includes several proposed investments and new programs at the National Institutes of Health and FDA, including a...
Monday, February 1, 2016
The White House on Monday announced a nearly $1 billion plan to launch a “moonshot” initiative to end cancer, with Vice President Joe Biden heading the project. In his annual budget proposal, to be released Feb. 9, President Barack Obama will ask...
Monday, February 1, 2016
About half of Americans would be willing to pay more in taxes to fund cancer research, according to a poll out today from Research!America, an Alexandria-based research advocacy group. Of those who said they would support a tax increase, 57 percent...
Friday, January 29, 2016
An op-ed by Mary Woolley and Robert Bixby on the importance of federal funding for research.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Parts of a multi-bill legislative package on biomedical innovation are scheduled to undergo Senate markup in early February, marking a critical step toward moving forward companion legislation to the 21st Century Cures bill (H.R. 6) that the House...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) have been selected to receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Medical research in the U.S. is getting the biggest infusion of taxpayer funding in more than a decade, now that Congress has designated $2 billion extra for the National Institutes of Health this year. The move received lots of acclaim over the...

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Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana