National Cancer Research Month

National Cancer Research Month

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May is National Cancer Research Month, and Pew's biomedical scholars and Latin American fellows are doing their part to address the disease, which affects nearly 13 million people in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.

More than 130 Pew-supported scientists are engaged in research for preventing or treating cancer. For instance, 2011 scholar Mei Kong studies cancer cell metabolism with the long-term goal of developing therapies that would target only cancer cells. Suzana Kahn, a 2012 Latin American fellow, examines the cells initiating glioblastomas—some of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat brain tumors.

These projects and many more provide creative insights into the basic biology of cancer and are paving the way for new approaches to combat the disease. To learn more about Pew's programs in the biomedical sciences, click here.

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Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

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States of Innovation

Data-driven state policy innovations across America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.