I received this from one of the Texas Team Leaders for Curesearch, who received this from Kate Shafer. Please see below and contact the NCI Office of Advocacy to ensure that some stimulus funding goes to pediatric research.

"I am contacting you today with some additional information that I hope you will find of interest. Feel free to share this with your networks.

http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/page4 is an article from Dr. Niederhuber, Director of NCI, about the stimulus package, the guidance regarding the types of projects that will have priority for funding and the mechanisms for transparency for use of the stimulus money. Dr Reaman will be meeting with Dr. Niederhuber today regarding COG funding initiatives.

http://advocacy.cancer.gov/ is contact information for the NCI Office of Advocacy Relations. Please take a few minutes to review the stimulus information and then contact the office of advocacy by phone or email to let them know that, in view of the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act and the intent of Congress to fund pediatric cancer research, that your hope and expectation is that some of the money in the stimulus package will be directed to pediatric cancer research.

(*****NOTE: Someone I know who called the office was told to e-mail requests/comments to ncirecovery@mail.nih.gov - Lisa)

This link is to an article from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is a nice example of how pediatric cancer research benefits adults.


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