FRIDAY, September 11, 2015 (USA Today) — The federal government plays an essential role in funding medical research in the United States, primarily through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With a current budget of $29.9 billion, funding levels at NIH have been stagnant since 2003 (and have actually dropped by 22 percent, after adjusting for inflation). Cancer funding as a share of the overall NIH budget has also declined— but scientific and public health needs continue to rise.
This article was part of a supplement in USA Today titled, “The Future of Cancer Care.”
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