The LRG is continually involved in advocacy efforts to increase government spending on cancer research. We have joined forces with other cancer agencies to once again urge Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Legislature to restore the $1 million budget appropriation for cancer research.

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Assemblyman Vincent Prieto, chairman, address the Assembly Budget Committee.
Patti Sapone / The Star Ledger

Dr. Alison Gammie, a cancer researcher from Princeton University testified before the Senate Budget Committee last week and the Assembly Budget Committee yesterday to highlight the importance of funding cancer research in NJ, and urging the legislature to restore the $1 million budget appropriation.

The Star Ledger posted an article today highlighting her testimony. Dr. Gammie’s revealed that NJ residents are moving out-of-state for treatment, and states:

“New Jersey risks losing some of its most brilliant citizens, who out of financial necessity will move to locations such as Texas, North Carolina and Florida – states that have made a significant commitment to financing cancer research.”

Read the full article from the Star Ledger here.

Click here to view the letter that the LRG co-signed urging legislators to restore cancer funding.

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