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Most Americans are far more afraid of cancer than getting into a serious car accident, or being victim of a violent crime or a terrorist attack. A large majority more than 75 percent also favors increasing government funding for cancer research, with 63 percent saying they would be willing to double the current federal cancer budget.

These are among the striking results of a nationwide survey that measured public attitudes and opinions about the country's efforts to eliminate cancer. The survey was commissioned by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, quintuple winner of the Tour de France, and Hamilton Jordan, a three-time cancer survivor and former White House chief of staff, announced the findings today at the National Press Club here as part of a new campaign to make the prevention, cure and survivorship of cancer a priority in next year's presidential elections. About 79 percent of the survey respondents said that it is important that the presidential candidates talk about cancer research and finding a cure for the disease.

"AACR is privileged to work with the Lance Armstrong Foundation and two of the nation's most prominent public figures among cancer survivors," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the Philadelphia-based association. "Our goal is the same: to conquer cancer.

"Today, advances in technology are making it possible for scientists and physicians to explore new ways to prevent cancer, detect its onset at an earlier stage, and tailor treatments to individuals," added Foti. "We stand at a crossroads in history that could see major progress in lowering suffering and death from this disease."

The opinion research firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, in association with pollster Mark Allen of Public Strategies, conducted the bi-partisan survey, interviewing a geographically representative sa
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Contact: Warren Froelich
froelich@aacr.org
215-440-9300
American Association for Cancer Research
17-Dec-2003


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