ECAN petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for new labels on over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications warning of the risk of Esophageal Cancer. The Citizen Petition requests that the FDA order new labels on all OTC acid reflux medications.
One of ECAN’s first advocacy successes has borne fruit! The genome mapping study of Esophageal Cancer has been published and its findings will certainly spur progress in the fight against this deadly cancer.
The Budget proposal sent to Congress calls for a 20% reduction in spending by the National Institutes of Health. Advocates say it will be “catastrophic” for the future of cancer research in the U.S. You can let Congress know you oppose those cuts using our advocacy tools.