Events / News

November 2018

Congress Appropriation to NIH and NCI for FY 2019
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National Cancer Institute Budget Recommendation for FY 2020
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American Cancer Society - Cancer Facts & Figures 2018
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National Cancer Institute Budget Recommendation for FY 2019
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February 2017

American Cancer Society - Cancer Facts & Figures 2017
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December 13, 2016

21st Century Cures Act
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July 1, 2016

National Cancer Moonshot Initiative
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The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017
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October 30, 2015

National Cancer Insitute FY 2017 Annual Plan & Budget Proposal
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February 1, 2015

American Cancer Society Cancer Facts and Figures 2015
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January 30, 2015

Precision Medicine Initiative
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January 26, 2015

Accelerating Biomedical Research Act Introduced
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December 4, 2015

National Cancer Institute FY 2016 Plan and Budget Request
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February 1, 2014

ACS Cancer Facts and Figures 2014
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January 16, 2013

ACS Cancer Facts and Figures 2013
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January 7, 2013

NCI Report to the Nation on Status of Cancer
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January 2, 2013

NCI ByPass Budget FY2013
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August 20, 2012

AACR Cancer Progress Report 2012
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April 3, 2012

NCI Report: Senate Appropriations Hearing Highlights NCI's Provocative Questions Project
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July 27, 2011

NCI Director Harold Varmus Reviews First Year
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July 14, 2011

OVAC Urges Cancer Funding
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January 10, 2011

Cancer Research Funding Emphasis
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Advocacy / Our Proposals

Charlene Miers Foundation for Cancer Research efforts include proposing and advocating enactment of Federal and state legislation to increase governmental and private funding for cancer research through The National Cancer Institute, establishment of a national cancer fund, and by other means of accelerating and increasing effectiveness of cancer research.

Our Foundation proposes legislation to amend federal tax laws and increase income tax charitable contribution deductions for contributions to a national cancer fund. This was initially advocated by us in connection with bi-partisan introduction of the 21st Century Cancer Alert Act by Senator Hutchison and Senator Kennedy. We are seeking support of these changes in Federal laws to increase cancer research funding from other members of the U. S. House of Representatives and Senate.

We have also proposed and advocate enactment of federal legislation or administrative action aimed at improving public awareness and support of the National Cancer Program under the National Cancer Act of 1971, including annual publication of an itemized report on progress to date on the strategic plan of the Program.

We have proposed and advocate enactment of federal legislation to modify statutory law applicable to patriotic and national observances in order to change the national observance for cancer from Cancer Control Month in April to National Cure Cancer Month in January, and for that observance to be marked by special events led by the President and Congress.

We have proposed and advocate state legislation in Oklahoma to remove barriers for participation in cancer clinical trials, to reduce smoking and exposure to second hand smoke, and to increase cigarette taxes to offset smoking related costs incurred by the state, its businesses and residents.

Charlene Miers Foundation for Cancer Research Proposed Legislation

Federal

  • Collaborative Urgent Research Effort (CURE) For Cancer Act of 2010
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

  • Collaborative Urgent Research Effort (CURE) For Cancer Tax Incentive Act of 2010
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

  • National Cure Cancer Month Act
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

  • Mary Lasker Future in Cancer Research Grants Act
    cancer research Summary

State

  • Oklahoma Routine Patient Care in Clinical Trials Act
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

  • Oklahoma Smoke-Free Public Places and Workplaces Act
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

  • Oklahoma Smoking-Attributable Costs Recovery Act
    cancer research Summary cancer research Bill

Charlene Miers Foundation for Cancer Research - Other Advocacy