Navigation Links
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Opposes Sequestration Cuts To National Institutes Of Health & Cancer Research Grants
Date:3/8/2013

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to the potential affects sequestration will have on medical research, and specifically pancreatic cancer research. The onset of sequestration could lead to significant and harmful cuts to the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which will affect cancer research grants.  According to some estimates, medical research supported by the NIH would be cut by an estimated $1.5 billion, including more than a $250 million reduction in cancer research funding in 2013 alone. In total, these cuts could lead to 1,380 fewer research grants being funded next year.  

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO)

For the nation's deadliest cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, where the need for scientific advances is so great, the effects of sequestration could be significant. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, sequestration cuts will predominantly affect NIH funded research projects – the same projects that have previously yielded groundbreaking results, including the genetics of cancer and the production of treatment options for hundreds of conditions. 

Julie Fleshman , president and chief executive officer of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network said, "Budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health will have a long-lasting and devastating impact on the progress of cancer research and we are deeply concerned about the impact on pancreatic cancer, which currently has a five year survival rate of just 6 percent. We cannot afford to stall the efforts underway to develop early detection methods and more effective treatment options that will lead to better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients."

"Congress must work together to find a common-sense solution that does not jeopardize millions of lives by drastically reducing cancer research funding. There must be a better, smarter way to address spending issues in the nation's capital than slashing medical research.  It is time for Congress to come together to find those solutions. Patient's lives are depending on them," Fleshman concluded.

About the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization is leading the way to increase the survival rate for people diagnosed with this devastating disease through a bold initiative — The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. Together, we can know, fight and end pancreatic cancer by intensifying our efforts to heighten awareness, raise funds for comprehensive private research, and advocate for dedicated federal research to advance early diagnostics, better treatments and increase chances of survival.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.
https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=75525


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Targovax AS Announces First Patient Included in Phase I/II Clinical Study With the Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine TG01 in Operable Pancreatic Cancer
2. Scottsdale Healthcare, TGen study shows Abraxane/gemcitabine combination extends survival of pancreatic cancer patients
3. Amgen Announces Termination Of Ganitumab Phase 3 Study For Futility In Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
4. Trovagene to Study Trans-Renal KRAS Mutation Detection in Pancreatic Cancer
5. AXIOS™ Stent and Delivery System Study Demonstrates Successful Treatment of Pancreatic Pseudocysts and Acute Cholecystitis
6. Cylene Pharmaceuticals and TetraGene Enter Agreement for Quarfloxin and Anticancer Quadruplex Technologies
7. Study: Surefire Medicals Technology Improves Delivery Of Embolics In Cancer Treatment
8. 95% Cure Rate for Prostate Cancer In Men Treated With HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
9. MolecularHealth demonstrates Personalized Cancer Therapy Solutions at 2013 CeBIT
10. Aethlon Medical (AEMD) Note: Multiple Shots on Goal - A Therapeutic Strategy to Address Infectious Disease & Cancer
11. Congressional Bill Introduced To Fix Problem With Faulty Medicare Payment For Cancer Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, ... (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is ... a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of ... of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even ... progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for ... $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same ... wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):