Support Medical Research Funding in FY17!

Ask Congress to Support Medical Research Funding in FY17!

This week, congressional leadership reached an agreement on an FY17 omnibus appropriations bill.  This bill represents a strong commitment to the fight against cancer and support for medical research as a whole. 

The bill provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $34.084 billion for FY17, an increase of $2 billion (6.2 percent) over FY16. This amount includes $352 million in funding from the 21st Century Cures Act. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will receive a total of $5.689 billion in FY17, including $300 million from 21st Century Cures specifically to support the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, for a total increase of nearly $476 million (9.1 percent) over FY16.

The bill continues funding for the DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) at $60 million and includes CRC research as eligible for funding under this program.

Don't delay! Congress is expected to act swiftly on the bill because the current CR expires on Friday night.  

Let your Member of Congress know the importance of this funding in the fight against colorectal cancer!