Navigation Links
American Association for Cancer Research lauds Senator Arlen Specter
Date:2/17/2009

PHILADELPHIA Following the passage of the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 by Congress, the American Association for Cancer Research praised Republican Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania for his leadership in including a $10 billion investment in the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"Senator Specter has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to the advancement of biomedical research and to the fight against cancer," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), CEO of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Through high courage, leadership and foresight, Senator Specter has helped to secure a vitally needed $10 billion investment in the NIH that will support a new age of discovery and patient care."

Investment in the NIH drives innovation that leads to economic growth and job creation. NIH funds projects at universities, hospitals and research institutions across the country. According to Families USA, every dollar spent on research creates $2.25 in local economic activity. NIH research has fueled the biotechnology economy and has been critical to revolutions in drug discovery and patient care.

In a continuing effort to combat disease and improve public health, the NIH last year awarded 47,000 grants totaling $20.4 billion that supported salaries, equipment and infrastructure across the country. The average NIH research grant supports seven jobs.

An estimated $1.3 billion of the total $10 billion will be used by the National Cancer Institute to support projects aimed at devising new and better ways to combat the more than 200 diseases we call cancer.

"The additional money comes at a propitious time, when so much basic science is ripe for translation to the clinic," said Foti. "We are grateful to Senator Specter for recognizing both the immediate opportunity that increased funding provides and the need for stable support of our nation's scientific enterprises over the long term. These investments in cancer research will save lives and decrease the current $219 billion burden of cancer on our health care system and the economy."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeremy Moore
Jeremy.moore@aacr.org
267-646-0557
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. The American Red Cross Recognizes Atlantic City Casinos
2. Hormone linked to high blood pressure and blood vessel disease in African-Americans
3. American Red Cross: Meet Our Oscar!
4. American Laser Centers Shapes the Hollywood Scene
5. Elsevier Titles Win Four PROSE Awards From Association of American Publishers
6. Dr. Gregory Sawyer, of Los Gatos, Has Been Selected by the American Dental Association for the Evidence-Based Dentistry Champion Conference
7. American Dental Association Applauds Legislators for Introducing Meth Mouth Bill
8. Statement by American Heart Association President Timothy Gardner, M.D. on Congressional Approval of Economic Stimulus Package
9. Arab-American women need supplement to boost dangerously low vitamin D levels
10. Social Disconnection in African American Women With Breast Cancer
11. Final Economic Stimulus Bill Permits Americans Personal Health Information to Be Sold for Research and Public Health Purposes WITHOUT Patients Consent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... teacher, http://www.ageofautism.com/legal , Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and ... nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... to provide first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group ... eating disorder problems. As a way to further its mission at the grassroots ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... San Francisco dentist, Dr. ... latest in 3-D scanning device which is capable of taking digital impressions of teeth ... dentistry, such as CAD CAM restorations , in terms of speed, efficiency and ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... NexTec Group has been selected ... 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. , ... and recognition, and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... Going above and beyond the practical ... better communities around the world by offering the Gensuite team and their services ... team members to become involved in a cause that is bigger than themselves ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/17/2017)... , January 17, 2017 ... 2016;11(Suppl. 1):2-4 ; http://www.touchneurology.com/articles/tailored-temperature-management-neurocritical-care ... ... Published recently in European Neurological ... touchNEUROLOGY, Catherine Amey reports that despite ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... -- Transparency Market Research has released a new market ... Alcohol and Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... benzaldehyde derivative market was valued at US$ 1.37 Bn in ... expanding at a CAGR of 5.1 % from 2016 to 2024. ... Benzaldehyde derivatives are ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... BUDAPEST, Hungary , Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Plc. today announced positive results from Venus II, the second ... and safety of ulipristal acetate in women with abnormal bleeding ... ulipristal acetate is planned for the second half of 2017. ... Venus II supporting the efficacy and safety profile of ulipristal ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: