Join us in emphasizing to Congress the importance of supporting an appropriations bill with strong funding for the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and childhood cancer research. The appropriations recommendations for fiscal year 2022, as stated in this letter, come from two leading advocacy coalitions that we are members of - the Alliance for Childhood Cancer and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) - and represent the consensus of the broader medical research community.
Cancer remains the number one disease killer of children, and some pediatric cancers remain terminal upon diagnosis. Thousands of children will be diagnosed this year and progress in research is almost entirely dependent on federal funding. Childhood cancer doctors and researchers around the country are dependent on that funding to advance new treatments and give us hope.
Use this alert to tell Congress that children with cancer are counting on them now more than ever.