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American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

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This video features the touching story of five-year-old Hayley, who participated in the NCI-supported TARGET study, where researchers are working hard to identify therapeutic targets in five childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma. Hayley passed away on December 27, 2011. We at the National Cancer Institute feel honored to have been a part of her life story.

Recovery Act Funding: Advancing Cancer Research, Improving Health in Communities

NCI's Recovery Act funding is advancing cancer research and care while creating jobs in communities across the country. Learn about funded projects >>

Strengthening Community-Based Cancer Care through Recovery Act Funding 5/16/2011

Recovery Act Investment in Small Business Programs Helping to Drive Innovation 3/21/2011

Advancing the Science of Smoking Cessation Interventions through Recovery Act Funding 11/18/2010

Searching the Genome to Understand Cancer Disparities among Minority Populations 7/28/2010


Update: Working toward the Creation of a Cancer Genome Atlas
May 2012
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Addressing the Burden of Breast Cancer through Recovery Act Funding
Oct 2011
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Training the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of comparative effectiveness research
Aug 2011
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This is the kind of funding that will continue to allow researchers in the U.S. to really lead the way in the fight against cancer.

—Mark Fluchel, M.D., University of Utah

Recovery Act Funding at NCI

Recovery Act funds enable NCI to move closer to the strategic vision of accelerating cancer research and advancing innovations. In keeping with the spirit of the Recovery Act, NCI has identified seven key objectives that present the greatest potential for fulfilling this strategic vision.
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Major Initiatives

ACTNOW Funding 37 early phase clinical trials of promising new molecularly targeted treatments

NCCCP A network of community cancer centers exploring ways to bring the latest, most advanced cancer care to Americans where they live

The Cancer Genome Atlas Understanding cancer-associated genetic changes

Physical Sciences - Oncology Centers Exploring perspectives from the physical sciences to enhance our understanding of cancer biology

Cancer Centers NCI-designated Cancer Centers are recognized for scientific excellence focused on cancer and cancer-related problems.

Learn more about Recovery Act funded programs
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Recovery Act Funding Awards

Funding deserving projects through grants and contracts.

Recovery Act Investment Reports

Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Health Disparities

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