Who We Are
The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) is the nation's leading bipartisan pro-cures coalition. CAMR is comprised of over 100 nationally recognized patient organizations, universities, scientific societies, and foundations advocating for the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in regenerative medicine. 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.
Who We Serve
More than 100 million Americans suffer from cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, ALS, and other debilitating diseases and disorders. CAMR is dedicated to being a national, collective voice on Capitol Hill and in the media for those who believe that embryonic stem cell research holds the key to better treatments and cures, providing American families with hope for the future. With 20,000 nationwide, grassroots members, CAMR has a story to tell in every congressional district.
CAMR in Action
Since its inception in 2001, CAMR has played an active role in helping educate lawmakers and others about the field of regenerative medicine. During the 109th Congress, CAMR played an instrumental role in helping members of the U.S. House and Senate and their staff better understand the importance of federal funding for and oversight of embryonic stem cell research in the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 810/S. 471), which was overwhelmingly passed by the House in 2005 and the Senate in 2006 and vetoed by President Bush on July 19, 2006.
The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S. 5) passed the Senate on April 11th by a vote of 63 to 34 and the House of Representatives on June 7th by a vote of 247 to 176. President Bush vetoed S. 5 on June 20, 2007. To see the Senate Roll Call vote, click here. To see the House Roll Call vote, click here. To see the letter sent by CAMR to every member of the House, click here. To see the letter sent by CAMR to President Bush, click here. Click here to listen to CAMR's radio news release on the issue, and click here to hear our radio ad calling on President Bush to sign the bill into law.
CAMR appreciates the congressional support for this legislation that promotes America’s leadership role in the fields of science and medicine, as well as provides federal funding for and oversight of embryonic stem cell research and we now urge President Bush to sign it into law. CAMR will continue to work with Americans who themselves or whose families are impacted by cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, spinal cord injuries and other diseases and disorders, to let their voices be heard.