Law:Animal Cancer Research

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Sec.3901.Congressional findings.3902.Research program on cancer in animals and birds.3903.Annual program review to achieve coordination with National Cancer Institute program.3904.Authorization of appropriations; restriction.


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§3901. Congressional findings

Congress finds that—

(a) basic research on malignant tumors or cancers is essential to protect the health of domestic animals, poultry, and wildlife, including birds;

(b) carcinogenic agents have not been adequately identified in domestic animals, poultry, and wildlife management;

(c) basic research in diagnosis, prevention, and control of malignant tumors in animals and birds has not been adequately coordinated;

(d) significant theories of a common factor in malignant tumors, such as chorionic gonadotropin, have not been pursued in depth;

(e) research on diagnosis, prevention, and control of cancer in animals and birds will be beneficial in identifying any common factors in human and animal malignant tumors, if such exist; and

(f) it is imperative for the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health to coordinate and consult with regard to the research authorized under this chapter to achieve the maximum benefits from such research.

(Pub. L. 96–469, §2, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2235.)


Short Title

Section 1 of Pub. L. 96–469 provided: “That this Act (enacting this chapter) may be cited as the ‘Animal Cancer Research Act’.”


§3902. Research program on cancer in animals and birds

The Secretary of Agriculture shall conduct a program of basic research on cancer in animals and birds at appropriate facilities within the Department of Agriculture or by grants to other qualified research facilities.

(Pub. L. 96–469, §3, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2235.)


§3903. Annual program review to achieve coordination with National Cancer Institute program

The Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the National Institutes of Health shall annually review the research program conducted under this chapter in order to coordinate the program with the National Cancer Institute research program.

(Pub. L. 96–469, §4, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2235.)


§3904. Authorization of appropriations; restriction

(a) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to administer the program under this chapter $25,000,000 for fiscal year 1982, and $25,000,000 annually thereafter through the end of fiscal year 1986.

(b) Not more than 30 per centum of any of the amounts appropriated under this section in any fiscal year may be obligated for research under section 3902 of this title at facilities of the Department of Agriculture.

(Pub. L. 96–469, §5, Oct. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 2235.)


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