Navigation Links
Lisa Niemi Swayze And The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Join More Than 160 Organizations In Asking Congress To Protect Medical Research Funding
Date:9/17/2013

f the National Board of Directors.  MacCaskill, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago, is the first pancreatic cancer survivor to hold this position. 

The NIH budget has been effectively cut 20 percent already over the last decade because funding has not kept pace with biomedical inflation.  The $1.6 billion cut to NIH that went into effect in March 2013 is on top of these previous cuts. 

"The continued decrease in NIH funding is extremely problematic for diseases like pancreatic cancer, which is one of our nation's leading cancer killers," said Julie Fleshman.  "There are currently no early detection methods and limited treatment options for this disease, and incidence and mortality are on the rise. Real progress requires sufficient and sustained federal funding.  It is our hope that our leaders in Washington can come to this same understanding."   

At six percent, the five year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is the lowest of all major cancers. This statistic is particularly alarming when you consider the survival rate for all cancers is 68 percent. Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but is anticipated to become the second by 2020. Federal funding for the NCI and NIH is critical to continue the fight against this deadly disease and improve patient outcomes.

Last year, Congress took a stand for pancreatic cancer patients by passing the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act.  The statute calls on the National Cancer Institute to develop scientific frameworks to provide strategic direction in the fight against pancreatic and other deadly cancers.  It will be very difficult to leverage the opportunities that come out of this effort unless NIH's funding situation is rectified," said Fleshman.

For more information about t
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. New method yields insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters
2. University of Colorado Cancer Center Study Shows that Bitter Melon Juice Prevents Pancreatic Cancer in Mouse Models
3. No rebirth for insulin secreting pancreatic beta cells
4. Study: FOLFIRINOX Followed by Chemoradiation Shows Substantial Activity in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
5. Halozyme To Present New Data On PEGPH20 In Pancreatic Cancer At American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
6. MarketsandMarkets: Lung Cancer Drugs Market in G7 Countries Worth $13 Billion by 2020
7. Virobays Spectrum-Selective Cathepsin Inhibitor Shows Efficacy in Bone Cancer Model
8. Biocept and Academic Collaborators to Present Posters at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)
9. NKTR-102 Demonstrates Synergistic Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin in Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer
10. Members of Congress, Cancer Experts Address Impact of Genetic Testing on Cancer
11. Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Reduces Losses and Administrative Overhead With Ekahau RTLS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Two champions of science, ... sponsorship of an annual competition for middle and high ... to, innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with ... of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 DTS Language Services, Inc ... Web Portal for Life Science organizations who need document translations. ... subject matter of their documents in advance with a selection ... time-to-delivery of translations, often a critical factor in clinical and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Freeslate, Inc ., the leading provider ... Limited, one of India’s top five pharmaceutical companies, has ... for high throughput solid form screening. , ... wide range of quality, affordable generic and branded formulations ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 TaiGen Biotechnology Company, ... exclusive agreement with R-Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, ... the Russian Federation , ... Independent States (CIS). Nemonoxacin is a novel antibiotic for the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... - New Progression-Free Survival Data Support Picoplatin ... for Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer -- Results ... of Clinical Oncology,s 2009 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium ... Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ...
... China, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq:, ... focused on researching,developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, ... the fourth quarter and,full year ended December 31, ... 11, 2009. , Following ...
... and Sunflower Oils drive better restaurant menu optionsINDIANAPOLIS, Feb. ... significant milestone in North America with the reduction of ... fats over the past three years. Since the market ... by Dow AgroSciences, have replaced more than 340 million ...
Cached Biology Technology:Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces New Efficacy and Safety Data from a Phase 2 Picoplatin Trial in Patients with Prostate Cancer 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces New Efficacy and Safety Data from a Phase 2 Picoplatin Trial in Patients with Prostate Cancer 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces New Efficacy and Safety Data from a Phase 2 Picoplatin Trial in Patients with Prostate Cancer 4Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces New Efficacy and Safety Data from a Phase 2 Picoplatin Trial in Patients with Prostate Cancer 53SBio Inc. to Report 2008 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings on March 11, 2009 2Heart Health Month Milestone: Half a Billion Pounds of Bad Fats Eliminated From North American Diet 2Heart Health Month Milestone: Half a Billion Pounds of Bad Fats Eliminated From North American Diet 3
(Date:4/22/2014)... presented Beaumont Health System with prestigious, competitive research ... athletic and nonathletic injuries. , The American ... grant to fund stem cell-based research that could ... ruptured knee anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. According ... cruciate ligament injury is the over-stretching or tearing ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... a trip to Asia to coordinate with allies ... officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) ... (APTEP) as an example of strong and growing ... in the region. , The APTEP program, centered ... supports the development of alternative energy technologies. It ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... how communities can protect themselves from worsening storms. ... New England and the Midwest providing practical and ... goal is to help communities begin the steps ... of Syntectic International, Portland, OR. "It,s important because ... beyond feeling paralyzed from the lack of local ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Beaumont awarded grants to study sports-related injury treatment, improve recovery 2Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia 2Full power: Alternative energy partnerships flourish in Asia 3Minnesota projects offer hope and practical help to communities facing more extreme storms 2
... staff scientist at Carnegie,s Department of Embryology, has ... American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are annually elected ... their records of scientific achievement and original contributions ... single-celled yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Koshland has ...
... bomb plot was uncovered in London in August 2006, ... (S&T) looked to to find ways to not only ... to figure out what those liquids are. Now, S&T-sponsored ... possible solution. They have successfully tested a liquid ...
... CSC (NYSE: CSC ) announced today that ... Operations and Support Services Unrestricted contract by the Department ... indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract covers a broad range of services, ... of BTF business and program units. The contract has ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie's Doug Koshland elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology 2Good liquid, bad liquid 2CSC Awarded Department of Defense Biometrics Contract 2
Excellent safety and durability., Remote control can be easily operated in your hand., Constant voltage control with 2 sets of terminals., Precise and durable circuit design. ...
... is especially formulated for non-denaturing polyacrylamide and ... gel loading solution contains a bromophenol blue ... and facilitate sample loading. EDTA has been ... cations and SDS has been added to ...
Gel Loading Buffer contains a precipitant to ensure that the samples sink into the wells and a tracking dye to allow the user to follow the progress of electrophoresis....
... Description: 100 g ... 70 kDa YAP from Human/mouse/rat samples. ... Research Focus: ... -20C Shipping ...
Biology Products: