Letters to the Editor

Enhance cancer research

The White House budget proposal calls for a $1 billion cut to medical research for 2017. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio need to know that a setback like that to cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is unacceptable.

In December, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act with bipartisan support. The bill included a $300 million increase for the National Cancer Institute in 2017.

It would be a disaster to reverse that progress only a few months later.

Donna S. Lundy, Miami Shores

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