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  • Will your candidates fight for faster cures? Ask them.

    Everyone has a personal connection to the devastating impacts of disease, whether a serious illness has affected you personally or someone close to you. We can overcome diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, but not unless the leaders we elect make faster medical progress a top national priority. The President and Members of Congress debate how much of the federal budget goes toward medical research, while also determining policies and regulations that affect whether private sector investors choose to support the development of new treatments and cures, or invest their dollars elsewhere. Put simply, if elected officials care about faster medical progress, cures can happen more quickly. You deserve to know whether candidates for President and Congress will treat faster progress as a priority or an afterthought. ...

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  • Please Fight for Medical Progress

    We’re asking you to take action. Your senators have the opportunity to fight for cures--- cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s, lupus, multiple sclerosis and many more. The list of diseases is long, the need is urgent and the clock is ticking.

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Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco