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ASTRO supports call to make May 2021 National Cancer Research Month

June 8, 2021

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced a resolution (S.Res.253) that would recognize May 2021 as National Cancer Research Month. ASTRO joined 44 organizations representing cancer patients, researchers, and treatment providers to send a letter voicing support for the resolution and thanking the Senators for their efforts to raise awareness for the importance of cancer research.

With 2021 marking the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act, the resolution acts as a reminder of the powerful impact cancer research makes in the lives of so many of those affected by cancer and the importance of sustained federal funding in pioneering new discoveries.

More information on the resolution.