Senate Approves $5.1 Billion for the National Cancer Institute in 2014

September 2013, Vol 4, No 7 - Value Propositions

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill for fiscal year 2014 that provides $30.9 billion to the National Institutes of Health, of which one sixth—$5.1 billion—is designated for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). This bill constitutes an increase of $23 million in money provided to the NCI compared with 2012. However, the bill has yet to be approved by the House, which is more than likely to reduce these amounts, based on its previous actions related to scientific research. ASCO; July 24, 2013