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Trump’s Pediatric Cancer Crusade A Drop In Bucket Compared With Past Presidential Pitches
Kaiser Health News

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday during his State of the Union address that he was asking Congress to allocate $500 million over the next 10 years for pediatric cancer research.

Organizations such as the American Cancer Society viewed the investment as a positive step.

“Any increase in current funding levels is a good thing,” said Keysha Brooks-Coley, the vice president of federal advocacy at the Cancer Action Network, the advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society. “We have to start someplace, and the president’s announcement puts us there.”