NCCR Statement: 2016 State of the Union cancer research initiative

On January 13th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

NATIONAL COALITION FOR CANCER RESEARCH COMMENDS PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN FOR CANCER “MOONSHOT” INITIATIVE

The National Coalition for Cancer Research (NCCR) today commended President Obama and Vice President Biden for the cancer “Moonshot” initiative announced during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday.

“NCCR commends and embraces the Administration’s bold plan to significantly accelerate the pace of cancer research and foster greater collaboration among those involved in this effort,” said Wendy K.D. Selig, President of NCCR.

“We are living in an era of unprecedented advances in our understanding of cancer, which have led to the development of treatments that were unthinkable a short time ago such as cancer immunotherapy and targeted cancer therapeutics. We must harness the expertise, commitment and energy of the scientific and patient communities throughout the world to continue and build on that knowledge,” said Selig.

“Passage of the bipartisan “21st Century Cures Act” by the House of Representatives signaled an important step forward in this conquest. NCCR looks forward to working closely with the Administration, bipartisan Congressional leaders and our colleagues in the cancer community to ensure the resources and strategies are in place to to make the laudable and obtainable goal of a decade worth of advances in five years a reality,” said Selig

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