Do you remember the sequester? Do you think everything is back to normal because time has passed? Well, it isn’t; sequester-caused cuts to cancer research are still in place. Because of these cuts, 1,000 fewer people were able to enroll in potentially lifesaving clinical trials this past year. The National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research center, has lost more than $1.5 billion. This reality has caused cancer research labs in our state to put promising work on hold and to eliminate research jobs.
The across-the-board cuts to federally funded cancer research could cost us the progress we have …