The federal spending bill enacted by the U.S. Congress in December for fiscal year 2023 totals $1.7 trillion, a sum that includes increases ranging from 5.6% to 6.5% for the NCI, NIH, and FDA. The increase for the NCI is positive news overall, but cancer research advocates say greater increases are needed to meet NCI’s goal of raising the payline to the 15th percentile by 2025.

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