May is National Cancer Research Month, during which the American Association for Cancer Research partners with advocacy groups, cancer centers, and research institutions to raise awareness of the high-quality, innovative cancer research. But is it enough?
In the last fiscal year reported, the four top cancer nonprofits (Cancer Research Institute, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen Foundation) raised nearly 1.2 BILLION dollars! Of that 1.2 BILLION dollars, only about 21% went to cancer RESEARCH.
Meanwhile, over the past four fiscal years, the U.S. government has spent over 25 BILLION dollars on cancer research and clinical trials.
Over that same time, 2,416,681 people in the U.S. have died from cancer. With diagnosis rates being impacted by COVID-19, we are likely to see that number rise drastically over the next several years.
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