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CureSearch News from Capitol Hill

Wonderful News from Capitol Hill! Last night, the Senate passed the Creating Hope Act as part of the final FDA Reauthorization Act (S3187), the same piece of legislation that was passed by the House of Representatives last week. The next step is for President Obama to sign the legislation into law! This is a historic […]

2012 Childhood Cancer Action Day

Registration Closes Next Friday – Sign Up TODAY! Registration for thus year’s Childhood Cancer Action Day is open through Friday, May 4, 2012 so if you are planning to attend and have not yet signed up, make sure you do so soon! CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, is […]

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Supports Continued Funding for Childhood Cancer Registries

This week, Senators Reed and Isakson asked their Senate colleagues to co-sign a letter to the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies asking for continued funding in FY 2013 for childhood cancer surveillance registries conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Such continued funding is consistent with the goals of […]

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Supports Survivorship Legislation Introduced in the House and Senate

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 Supports “Creating Hope Act” at Childhood Cancer Summit

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.

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