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Updates matching "Childhood Cancer Research"

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.

April 18, 2018
Oklahoma

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
National

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).

March 23, 2018
National

The U.S. Senate just passed the STAR Act, a bipartisan bill that lays the groundwork for new breakthroughs in researching and treating childhood cancer.

March 22, 2018
National

Tonight 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).