LRF Stands In Support of New National Push Outlined in President Obama’s State of the Union Address to Increase Research Funding in an Effort to Eradicate Cancer
On the heels of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – applauds President Obama and Vice
President Biden in the President’s vision to “make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”
As the pace of research continues to accelerate throughout the oncology community, LRF echoes President Obama’s sentiment that the time has come to for our national agenda to prioritize a coupling of critical research funding and an amenable public policy infrastructure in order to finally realize the promise of a world without cancer. It is our belief as an organization that the development of new treatments is equally as important as access to care, and with that, the Lymphoma Research Foundation stands poised to bring to bear our position as the convener of nation’s foremost lymphoma experts in an effort to engage in a meaningful public discourse around key policy initiatives, including the role of personalized medicine and next frontier in blood cancer research.
“For years, we have worked to convene leaders in the medical research community and public policy thought leaders in order to actualize real change for blood cancer patients and caregivers across the country,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “Members of our world-leading Scientific Advisory Board have been instrumental in setting an aggressive pace for lymphoma research within the national research agenda, and we are committed to bringing our shared goal of eradicating cancer within reach.”
LRF’s robust Advocacy Program works diligently to make the voice of the lymphoma community heard at the federal level and provides volunteers with the tools necessary to garner support for those public policies most important to the lymphoma community. To view a list of the Foundation’s current policies priorities, click here. For more information on how to become an LRF Advocate, please visit www.lymphoma.org/advocacy.