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October 1, 2009
BETHESDA, Md.--President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in new government grants Wednesday to fight cancer, autism and heart disease. He said the funds, from the $787 billion stimulus package,... Read more
September 30, 2009
THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Francis, thank you for the extraordinary introduction.  I want to echo what has just been said about my Secretary of HHS.  She is, I just think,... Read more
September 30, 2009
  By Anna Wilde Mathews, Lawmakers are trying to crunch 2,079 pages of health-insurance overhaul proposals into a sweeping new law. As they do, some key decisions could impact your wallet and your... Read more
September 29, 2009
By John Fritze, James Hendron's knees got so bad about two years ago he would break out in a sweat after climbing a flight of stairs. When he took a walk, his family would have to stop and wait for... Read more
September 17, 2009
Mary Jo Laffler, FDA Office of Oncology Drug Products Director Richard Pazdur plans to convene an advisory committee meeting to clarify standards  for use of progression-free survival data  , a move... Read more
September 16, 2009
By GARDINER HARRIS, Politicians and researchers have predicted for nearly four decades that a cure for cancer is near, but cancer death rates have hardly budged and most new cancer drugs cost a... Read more
September 15, 2009
By GREG HITT and JONATHAN WEISMAN , Some rank-and-file Senate Democrats are voicing concerns about sweeping health legislation being crafted by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus,   citing... Read more
September 10, 2009
    Friends of Cancer Research Statement on President Obama’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress Thursday September 10, 2009 Arlington, VA- Thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer everyday... Read more
September 9, 2009
By Paul Kane, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) has decided against succeeding his close friend and mentor, the late Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) as chairman of the Senate's health committee, a senior... Read more

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