SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 107
(House of Representatives - July 24, 2013)

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                        SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH

  (Mr. GIBBS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Mr. GIBBS. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to talk about the 
benefits of cancer research and the importance of the National 
Institutes of Health, or NIH.
  In my home State of Ohio, over 66,000 people will be diagnosed with 
cancer this year and over 25,000 will lose their battle with this 
devastating disease. Like every State, Ohio receives essential funding 
from the NIH each year. The NIH funds lifesaving medical research 
leading to the development of innovative ways to prevent, diagnose, and 
treat cancer. This research takes place at universities, hospitals, 
cancer centers, and labs across my State, including the Case 
Comprehensive Cancer Center and the James Cancer Center at Ohio State 
University.
  In addition to the benefits of combating cancer and so many other 
diseases, NIH funding also produces tens of billions of dollars in new 
economic activity across the country. According to the Ohio Council of 
Medical Deans, every dollar invested in biomedical research translates 
to a $2.21 investment in the local economy. In 2012 alone, Ohio 
received almost $800 million in NIH funding, which supported more than 
13,000 jobs.
  Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate against age or race. 
Many people have friends or loved ones who have been affected by this 
terrible disease. I urge my colleagues to support cancer research.

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