This is a critical issue for the more than 350,000 survivors of children’s cancer,” says CureSearch for Children’s Cancer President and CEO, John Lehr. “While doctors and researchers are able to treat more and more children’s cancer patients than ever before, 3 in 5 survivors still face significant, often life-threatening late effects, including secondary cancer and heart failure. More research and programs are needed to help decrease these late effects. That is why we are so grateful to the many members of Congress supporting this Act.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to show its support for the Creating Hope Act, which was introduced in the House of Representatives today (Sept. 23) following the Second Annual Childhood Cancer Summit on Capitol Hill. Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the legislation incentivizes pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs specifically for children with cancer.
On Saturday, October 15th runners and walkers will gather on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center to build hope for patients and families at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH). The Annual Hopebuilders 5K Run/Walk, presented by Babson Capital, is a premier fundraising event for LCH raising millions of dollars over the past 16 years. Featuring a [...]