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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BUFFALO, NY – Local cancer advocates today marked a historic milestone in the fight against two of the deadliest cancers for women. August marks the 20th anniversary of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), which provides access to lifesaving cancer screenings and treatment for millions of low-income and uninsured women.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that researchers at Cleveland Biolabs, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the University at Buffalo have been awarded $1,504,794 in grants made available through Recovery Act funding authorized for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced that researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo have been awarded $ 568,066 in grants made available through Recovery Act funding authorized for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“These grants will support the amazing research conducted every day right here on Buffalo’s Medical Campus,” said Congressman Higgins.
The recent release of Recovery Act funds includes $73,209 to supplement a research project at Roswell and $494,857 to support two projects through UB.
Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) voted with his colleagues in the House of Representatives to approve H.R. 3293, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act of 2010, a bill that supports critical federal education and health programs and services.