Cancer Organizations To Rally At Carnegie Library | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Cancer Organizations To Rally At Carnegie Library

Play associated audio
The federal budget cuts have forced some cancer clinics to turn away patients.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifementalhealthpics/8557144686/
The federal budget cuts have forced some cancer clinics to turn away patients.

Doctors and cancer researchers are becoming some of the loudest voices of opposition to the across-the-board budget cuts called sequestration.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and nearly 200 national organizations are teaming up at the Rally for Medical Research at the Carnegie Library today at 11 a.m. They don't like that the sequester is cutting cancer research by more than $200 million this year alone.

Meanwhile cancer clinics are still up in arms over a budget cut to cancer drugs for Medicare patients, which is causing some clinics to turn away thousands of patients.

Maryland Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen says turning away cancer patients is unacceptable.

"I hope this will finally capture the attention of some of our colleagues who have sort of been whistling by the graveyard as these things pop up," says Van Hollen.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is also asking advocates who can't make the rally to call their lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

NPR

Desperate To Speak: How Emily Blunt Found Her Voice

The actress stars in the new film Into The Woods, in theaters Thursday. On screen she's a natural. But as a kid, she had a stutter so severe she could hardly say her own name.
NPR

A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken

Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.
NPR

GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
NPR

Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.