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AACR Calls for Immediate Action Against COVID-19 from Congress for Patients with Cancer

In a letter to Congress, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) called for immediate action to be taken to protect patients with cancer against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to the AACR, the scientific and clinical knowledge of AACR members positions them to be able to contribute to the deployment of resources and the advancement of research to overcome this pandemic. However, in order for them to be able to do so, they indicate that congress must swiftly take the following steps to alleviate the COVID-19 public health emergency, while also ensuring that patients with cancer and those in the cancer workforce are protected.

First, the organization urges President Trump to immediately and fully implement the Defense Production Act (DPA) to direct industries to accelerate the manufacture of all crucial medically equipment needed to protect…

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