American Association for Cancer Research to Host Congressional Briefing on Cancer Progress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. ? Leaders of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), prominent scientists, and cancer survivors, including two members of Congress, will address congressional staffers on cancer research progress Thursday, March 13, 2014, at noon ET in Room B-339, Rayburn Office Building.

The briefing, ?Making Research Count for Patients: A Continual Pursuit,? will showcase the AACR Cancer Progress Report 2013, which highlights the remarkable progress that investments in cancer research and biomedical science made for cancer patients and survivors in 2013. The report also urges policymakers and other relevant stakeholders to intensify their efforts in supporting cancer research and biomedical science.

?The AACR is proud to be hosting this briefing about the extraordinary progress being made in cancer research today, as evidenced by the more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S., much of which was made possible by our country?s longstanding support of medical research at…

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