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_Knudsen

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD

Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University

Chi_Van_Dang

Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD

Director, Abramson Cancer Center

University of Pennsylvania

Richard_Fisher

Richard I. Fisher, MD

Director, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Temple University Health System

Edward_Chu

Edward Chu, MD

Interim Director, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Dario_Altieri

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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