U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive $722,480 in federal funding to continue their groundbreaking cancer research. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support Roswell Park’s research involving the composition and function on psychological outcomes of pediatric cancer caregiving. Schumer and Gillibrand’s success in securing federal funding for Roswell Park will continue to support life-saving research and treatments.
“Buffalo’s Roswell Park is a center of cutting-edge and life-saving cancer research. Securing this critical federal investment will enable Roswell Park Cancer Institute to remain on the forefront of research in areas like pediatric cancer caregiving, particularly in the area of psychological outcomes, thus increasing the quality of care cancer patients children receive and creating jobs in the process,” said Senator Schumer. “I am pleased to announce this $720K in funding that will be a shot in the arm to Roswell Park and I will continue fighting to protect the vital work that is being done by the world-class researchers at Roswell.”
“While cancer continues to be a scourge that claims lives, with the right investments in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, our scientists will have more tools and resources needed to help families combat this terrible disease,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These funds are a major investment that will help the Roswell Park Cancer Institute continue their world-class medical research to help children living with cancer. I will continue to fight for resources that support invaluable cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research.”
Roswell Park was founded in 1898 and was the first institution in the world to focus exclusively on cancer research. Roswell Park remains one of the leading cancer centers in the US. Groundbreaking research at Roswell Park has led to major advances in both cancer diagnosis and treatment. In 2013, Schumer and Gillibrand successfully fought to secure nearly $4 million in New Market Tax Credits for the recently opened Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center. Roswell Park is also a major partner of the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a designation that Schumer and Gillibrand fought for in 2015. The UB CTSI is comprised of major academic, clinical, and research institutions in the Buffalo region, working to bring life-saving research and ideas to patients.