Childhood Cancer Research Press Releases
Frankfort, KY – Cancer patients, their families and other volunteers from around the state who have been touched by cancer came together at the State Capitol in Frankfort to advocate for cancer-fighting legislation, Thursday, February 20, 2020.
St. Louis native and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Melissa Horn will travel to the U.S. Capitol today to talk about her cancer experience and to urge lawmakers to ensure childhood cancer research remains a national priority.
La Crosse resident and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Mariah Forster Olson will travel to Washington, D.C. today to talk about her cancer experience and to urge lawmakers to ensure childhood cancer research remains a national priority.
The administration released its FY20 budget today including a $4.7 billion cut for medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including a nearly $900 million cut for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network hosted its fourth annual Cancer Research Breakfast this morning at the Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center. The event featured cancer researchers from five of Virginia’s leading research institutions, discussing the latest breakthroughs in the battle against cancer.
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill today. The bill includes a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $190 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, sending the bill to the president’s desk for enactment.
Advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will be on Capitol Hill today asking Congress to support initiatives that would increase research and improve treatment for children with cancer.
As a child, she struggled with low platelet and red blood cell counts — an unusual combination of anemia in children. Doctors kept an eye on her health, and it would be three years before a genetic test of her bone marrow identified a duplicate chromosome that would ultimately lead to her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). If untreated, MDS becomes leukemia.