For more than a decade, the CURE program has supported a broad range of biomedical research at 39 institutions across Pennsylvania.
These funds have led to research advances in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious diseases, and other health areas and improvements in public health.
In his budget for fiscal year 2013, the Governor proposes defunding the CURE program created by Act 77 in 2001, diverting diverting almost $60 million in research funds from the tobacco settlement into the general budget for other purposes.
If the CURE program is defunded, experiments will be halted, research projects that have taken years to build will be dismantled, and scientists and laboratory technicians will lose their jobs.
Left intact with sustained funding, the CURE program will advance promising medical discoveries, support the hiring and retention of skilled workers, leverage federal and private research funding, and catalyze the formation of biotechnology companies.
Restoring Funding for the CURE Program—
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About the Alliance
The Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance is working together to fight cancer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by pursuing world-class basic and clinical research to improve cancer prevention and advance the standard of cancer care available statewide.
Basic Insights into Cancer—Improved Diagnosis and Treatment—With The Goal of Prevention
Alliance members are among the most active academic institutions in the nation in terms of patenting and licensing their discoveries to the private sector for development into anti-cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. The biopharmaceutical firms that partner with Alliance members represent one of the most rapidly growing sectors of Pennsylvania’s emerging knowledge-based economy.
Learn more about the PA Cancer Alliance:
- Why the Alliance exists
- What the Alliance is accomplishing
- Who the Alliance members are