The following statement may be attributed to Lisa Hughes, president, Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research:
“We are elated at Judge Lamberth’s ruling in favor of the defendants in the case of Sherley v. Sebelius. This ensures the science will continue to move forward without the impediment of ideologically based challenges.
The ruling recognizes our view of the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the larger field of biomedical research, and, in fact, how it can inform other methods of research including adult stem cell research.
On behalf of the more than 100 million Americans who suffer from cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, juvenile diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and other debilitating diseases and disorders, we are thrilled this important biomedical research can move forward and that the science will continue to get us closer to better treatments and cures.”
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The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) is the nation's leading bipartisan pro-cures coalition. CAMR is comprised of more than 100 nationally recognized patient organizations, universities, scientific societies, and foundations advocating for the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in the field of medical and health research. CAMR’s advocacy and education outreach focuses on stem cell research, somatic cell nuclear transfer, and related research fields in which the mission is to develop treatments and cures for individuals with life-threatening illnesses and disorders.