About the Annual Plan and Budget Proposal

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Female scientist examining cell culture

As required by statute, each fiscal year the National Cancer Institute prepares for the President and Congress its best professional judgment on the optimum funding needed to make the most rapid progress against cancer.

The U.S. Government fiscal year (FY) runs from October 1 through September 30.

The cancer research community—under NCI’s leadership—is on the verge of pivotal advances in oncology. Additional funding is needed to pursue promising research opportunities that will improve our understanding of cancer and bring the benefits of cancer research to the public.

The NCI Annual Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 describes important scientific opportunities that are at hand—opportunities for which additional funding would greatly speed progress against cancer, improving outcomes for patients and providing hope for those affected by the disease.

Archived versions of the NCI Professional Judgement Budget provide additional information related to the content found in the FY 2017 proposal.

  • Posted: September 17, 2015