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Obama's 2008 Plan Called To Double Cancer Research Funding, But It Has Increased Only Slightly

It's a promise that has fallen well short of the President's goal as a candidate for the White House in 2008. The budget of the National Cancer Institute was $4.8 billion the year before Obama took the office. Now the budget sits at $5.8 billion, an increase, but not of the scale Obama promised in 2008.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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