According to the American Cancer Society, the federal government is the largest funder of cancer research. The purpose of CARG Advocacy is to ensure that representatives and federal policymakers continue to prioritize cancer research and address the need for a concerted effort to improve the quality of care for older adults with cancer. As the number of older adults continues to rise, so too will the incidence of cancer. This has enormous workforce, economic, and public health implications. The country’s leadership needs to strengthen the infrastructure, encourage appropriate research and allocate resources to meet the healthcare demands of an aging population.
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The Mission Statement of CARG Advocacy
CARG Advocacy is the advocacy arm of the Cancer and Aging Research Group. Its goal is to improve the quality of care for older adults with cancer through the determination and sharing of significant positions with policymakers to ensure that positive action is taken to improve infrastructure and resource allocation for this population.
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