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Cancer Research

 


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. 

 

More on Cancer Research

Nov 12, 2013 Press Release
Thanks to a coordinated effort involving many partners, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has secured more than $6 million in additional funds toward construction of its Clinical Sciences Center (CSC), a 142,000-square-­foot facility to be used for patient care, research and survivor support services. The funds will be distributed through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, established by Congress in 2000 to spur investments in low-­‐income ommunities.
Oct 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) took to the Floor of the House of Representatives with the message that Tea Party Members of Congress should shift their focus away from shutting down government and health care reform and instead focus on shutting down cancer. 
 
Sep 19, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), a member of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, spoke from the House Floor to recognize September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
May 2, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced today that he has introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would require health insurance companies to equally cover and reimburse intravenous/injectable and orally-administered anti-cancer medication.
Apr 8, 2013 Press Release

Today, thousands of advocates from across the country gather in Washington, D.C. to rally in support of medical research funding.  The crowd in the nation’s capital will include more than 50 researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  

Mar 11, 2013 Press Release
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been awarded a grant from the National Cancer Institute for $71,980 for a project to study invasive breast cancer.
 
“In order to make real progress in cancer research, funding must be sustained over the long-term,” said Congressman Higgins a member of the House of Representatives’ Cancer Caucus.
Feb 11, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) President & CEO Dr. Donald Trump and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Federal Government Relations Director Hillary Clarke to outline the local impact of federal investments in cancer research and the devastating impact cuts, including possible sequestration, would have on both the economy and the effort to improve cancer outcomes.  
 

Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced the University at Buffalo (UB) has been awarded a $59,031 federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  

Jan 15, 2013 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been awarded a $276,234 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct research on gender disparity in bladder cancer.

Nov 28, 2012 Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins took to the House of Representatives Floor today to call on Congress to prevent the automatic spending cuts that could threaten lifesaving work underway locally and nationally by facilities that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.  Higgins warns going over the fiscal cliff would be devastating to the local economy and result in a huge step backward for critical research happening right here in Western New York.  

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