Over 100 years ago Western New York gave modern cancer research to the world through what would become the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Today our region continues to lead the way in medical and scientific research. As a Member of the House Cancer Caucus, Brian has been a steadfast supporter for cancer research, both for local researchers and for the nation’s cancer program generally. Brian has led efforts among his colleagues to increase funding for cancer research and is engaged with the cancer community on innovations that will alleviate suffering due to cancer and ultimately find a cure. Brian has introduced H.R. 1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would require health insurance companies to provide the same coverage for new, promising orally-administered anti-cancer medication as it does for traditional intravenous chemotherapy.
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Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recently spoke on the House floor in support of increased funding for medical research. Adjusting for inflation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) receive nearly 25 percent less funding today than it did in 2003. This is why Congressman Higgins recently joined Congresswoman DeLauro to introduce H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next seven years.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The National Cancer Institute has awarded Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) a new one-year, $150,000 supplemental grant as part of an effort to increase the number of adolescents — both girls and boys —receiving the HPV vaccine. The three-dose vaccine protects against infection with certain high-risk strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) that are responsible for most cases of cervical and anal cancers as well as many genital and head/neck cancers.
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro in introducing H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act. This legislation will incrementally increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over the next seven years. The DeLauro-Higgins bill is the House companion of S. 2658 introduced by Senator Harkin, a longstanding champion of NIH funding.
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) to Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the United States.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) today announced $280,332 in 2014 funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (RPCI) Summer Research Experience Programs in Cancer Sciences and Oncology in Buffalo. This federal funding, part of a five-year, $1.4 million allocation, will be used to engage college and medical school students in research and clinical internships.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) recognized National Women’s Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (RPCI) Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $406,247 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. The two year federal grant will provide $221,589 toward the project in the first year and $184,658 the following year.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the House Cancer Caucus, spoke on the House Floor to recognize National Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and to advocate for increased funding for medical research and passage of H.R. 1801, the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act.