Cancer has always been a part of my life; I’ve seen both friends and family affected by diagnoses and treatments, and I understand firsthand the toll that the process takes on both patients and their loved ones. Cancer is an ever-present threat worldwide, and the only way we will truly be able to help those who suffer from the disease and its wide impacts is through research.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pervade all aspects of our society, we must remember to look more closely at the disruptions caused in cancer research and clinical trials.
As a result of the pandemic, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may lose close to $10 billion worth of currently funded research, severely affecting the lives of cancer patients and the public health of our communities for years to come.
Cancer research must remain a priority: one in two men and one in