|1986: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) established|
1998: NCCS sponsors "The March…Coming Together to Conquer Cancer" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on September 25 and 26; days later, Congress awards a 16-percent increase in NCI funding
1996: Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) established at NCI
1997: Lance Armstrong Foundation established
1997: NCI releases Long-Term Cancer Survivors Research RFA
2002: OCS and the American Cancer Society (ACS) host the first biennial cancer survivorship research conference, Cancer Survivorship: Resilience Across the Lifespan, in Washington, D.C.
2003: President's Cancer Panel selects cancer survivorship as a focus for fiscal years 2003 and 2004