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On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) along with 18 other advocacy groups making up the Deadliest Cancers Coalition, formally asked Congressman Paul Ryan, Chairman, US House of Representatives Budget Committee, and Senator Patty Murray, Chairman, US Senate Budget Committee, to end sequestration and reach a budget agreement that provides the National Institute of Health (NIH) with the resources to advance research of lung cancer and other types of cancer with high death rates. Many of the nation’s deadliest cancers are in desperate need of early detection tools and/or effective treatments and research to change the extraordinarily low survival rates. Research and technology advances have been difficult seeing that NIH’s budgets have decreased every year since 2003. Investing in the medical research necessary to find early detection tools and effective treatments for lung cancer and other lethal cancers must be a top priority.
The Deadliest Cancers Coalition is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations focused on addressing policy issues for our nation’s most lethal cancers.
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