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Updates matching "Childhood Cancer Research"

September 20, 2018
Virginia

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.

June 28, 2018
National

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).

June 5, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer was signed into law by the President today. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer research Improve data collection so pediatric oncologists can better learn from one another Expand research on the long-term

May 22, 2018

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. The STAR Act, which was co-sponsored by 370 House members and also passed the Senate unanimously earlier this year, represents

May 22, 2018
National

A groundbreaking bill that creates opportunities for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The STAR Act, which already passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, now heads to the President for his signature. The STAR Act will: Increase funding for childhood cancer

May 3, 2018
Kentucky, Kentucky

2018 Kentucky Legislative Roundup The 2018 Kentucky Legislative Session ended on April 14. It was an eventful one, to say the least, filled with last minute surprises, pension reform, and a tax bill with changes going until the very last day. Despite a multitude of distractions, ACS CAN volunteers

April 25, 2018
Wisconsin

ACS CAN Wisconsin Volunteer, Linda DeGarmo, recently went to Washington D.C. to ask Congress to pass the STAR Act. Linda is a resident of Chaseburg, Wisconsin and was featured in the La Crosse Tribune .

April 25, 2018
National

On Tuesday, some of ACS CAN’s youngest volunteers were on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers on behalf of childhood cancer patients and survivors. The seventh annual Childhood Cancer Action Day, organized by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, brings together advocates from many patient groups. The Loos family, ACS CAN volunteers

April 24, 2018
National

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.