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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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.
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.