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Childhood Cancer Research Press Releases

April 18, 2018

Tulsa Woman to Urge Congress to Prioritize Childhood Cancer Research

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.

March 23, 2018

Childhood Cancer Research Bill Passes Senate

The U.S. Senate passed the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act. The bipartisan bill would advance pediatric cancer research and increase transparency and expertise for pediatric cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

February 28, 2018

Childhood Cancer Research Bill Moves Forward in Congress

The bipartisan bill would advance pediatric cancer research and increase transparency and expertise for pediatric cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additionally, the legislation expands research into the long-term side effects of childhood cancer and its treatments

August 3, 2017

Senate Reauthorizes FDA User Fee Agreements

The Senate has advanced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Reauthorization Act, which expands four separate user fee agreements on new drugs, generic drugs, medical devices, and biosimilars, and includes a provision to maximize the development of therapies for children with cancer. 

February 3, 2017

Crucial Legislation Would Advance Pediatric Cancer Research

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act (H.R. 820 and S. 292) introduced yesterday in Congress would help improve survivorship, treatment and access to care for childhood cancer patients and expand research into childhood cancers and care.

December 6, 2016

House Passes Childhood Cancer STAR Act

On December 6, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, which advances pediatric cancer research and increases transparency and expertise for pediatric cancer research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).