publication date: May. 5, 2017
Impact of Proposed Cuts to NIH Budget: More Than Just About Cancer
By directors of Pennsylvania’s NCI-designated cancer centers
Karen E. Knudsen, PhD
Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD
Director, Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
Richard I. Fisher, MD
Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Temple University Health System
Edward Chu, MD
Interim Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Dario Altieri, MD
Director, Wistar Institute Cancer Center
If enacted, the proposed budget reduction of $5.8 billion to the National Institutes of Health will slow research, deprive patients afflicted with cancer of hope, and deliver a devastating blow to our science workforce and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This proposed reduction directly counters the wisdom of the U.S. Congress, who less than a year ago overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act.
Furthermore, the proposed budget cuts will sweep across the NIH and have a devastating impact … Continue reading Impact of Proposed Cuts to NIH Budget: More Than Just About Cancer
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