Wistar Wire: Funding

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It is always a great time to support cancer research, but as Father’s Day approaches, please consider helping The Wistar Institute in an effort that will help dads everywhere.
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Yesterday, Dario Altieri, M.D., our director of The Wistar Institute Cancer Center, Executive Vice President, and Chief Scientific Officer, presented testimony in Harrisburg before the Senate Majority Policy Committee to advocate for preserving CURE funding.
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In his budget for fiscal year 2013, Governor Tom Corbett proposes to de-fund the CURE program created by Act 77, the Tobacco Settlement Fund legislation, in 2001. Hospitals and research institutes across the state stand to lose a combined $60 million in research funding; Wistar itself has about $1.5 million a year at stake. The proposed de-funding will have a significant impact on Wistar.
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Last month, we shared the news of the need for increased NIH funding for 2013. The petition to bring this issue before the White House needed 25,000 signatures by March 18, and fell short by a mere 446 signatures. But hope is not lost!
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