Unified to Create a Strong Voice in the Fight Against Cancer
OVAC Lobby Day March 10, 2021 Requests
On March 10, 2021 OVAC held a virtual lobby day meeting with 30 targeted offices asking for increased funding for...Read More
FY 2022 Priorities and COVID-19 Impact on Research and Clinical Trials
In February of 2021, the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) coalition sent a letter to House and Senate offices regarding...Read More
20 Breakthrough Opportunities in Research
To mark OVAC’s 20 years as the voice of the nation’s cancer community, we’re highlighting 20 breakthrough research and prevention...Read More
One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.
One Voice Against Cancer began in January 2000 as a working group of public health organizations dedicated to ensuring that the federal government provides the necessary investments for cancer research and application programs. It has since grown into an effective lobbying coalition on cancer funding that has enabled the community to enhance policymakers’ awareness of the need for substantial increases in essential cancer programs.
The professional government relations staff of the member organizations of OVAC meet monthly to share intelligence on cancer-related legislation and regulations, discuss the latest in cancer research and treatment, and strategize on how best to work with lawmakers to enhance funding for critical cancer research and programs.
Other OVAC advocacy campaigns have included advertising in Capitol Hill publications, coalition meetings with lawmakers, and briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the government supported cancer research and programs that OVAC supports.