In Mark Foundation-Led Effort, More Than 100 Cancer Research Leaders Call for Biden Administration to Not Make Cancer Research a Casualty of COVID

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021–
A group of more than 100 leaders from the nation’s top cancer research centers and philanthropic organizations sent an open letter to Xavier Becerra and Eric Lander, who have been nominated by President Biden to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Head of Office of Science and Technology Policy, respectively.
“As the head of a foundation that funds promising pioneering cancer research, I have been seeing the devastating effects of COVID on cancer care and cancer research,” said Michele Cleary, PhD, CEO of the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research and the letter’s author. "We are calling on the new Administration to take action so that the substantial progress that has been achieved for patients does not revert and the breakthroughs that are poised to launch are not delayed.”
The full letter with over 100 signatories, including senior leaders at prominent U.S. cancer research institutions and foundations,biotech leaders, and patient advocates is available on our website here.
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Shawn Jain, (415) 846-3707,sjain@themarkfoundation.org
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SOURCE: The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research
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