Restore Cancer Research Funding in NJ

Throughout its 28 year history, the NJCCR has awarded millions of dollars in grants to peer-reviewed scientific research and student fellowships. The funding has been used in part to assist newly minted scientists at New Jersey’s research institutions: encouraging these young researchers to establish their laboratories and careers as cancer researchers right here in the Garden State.

New Jersey has helped to lead the fight against cancer by giving money to cancer research: since 1983 the state has funded the NJ Commission on Cancer Research (“NJCCR”) which promotes original research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer.   

However, the work of the NJCCR is now threatened due to the elimination of the $1 million state budget appropriation.  The NJCCR delivers an enormous “bang for its buck”:  an independent study of NJCCR grant recipients show that these researchers leverage $10 in federal funding for each $1 in NJCCR funding.  This national funding benefits NJ’s world-class research institutions including Rutgers, UMDNJ, and Princeton University.  More importantly, this funding has led to important breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, discovered right here in New Jersey.

Please call your state senator and assemblymembers and urge them to restore the $1 million state budget appropriation in the FY13 budget.

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As your constituent, I urge you to restore the $1 million state budget appropriation in the FY13 budget to the NJ Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR)

Thank you.