President Announces Major Recovery Act Funding for The Cancer Genome Atlas Project

President Barack Obama, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and NIH Director Francis Collins

During a visit to the National Institutes of Health, President Barack Obama announced $5 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for medical research across all NIH, including $175 million for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a joint project between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NHGRI and NCI will also provide about $100 million in non-Recovery Act funding, boosting NIH's total support for TCGA to $275 million over two years.

See the Video: President Barack Obama's remarks [videocast.nih.gov]

Read the Transcript: President Barack Obama's remarks [whitehouse.gov]

Remarks of NIH Director Francis Collins [nih.gov]

From the White House

From The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)

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Last Updated: February 7, 2014