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 the 2008 Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act (P.L. 110-285) and is important because surveillance registries help better understand childhood cancer patterns. In the past, the Committee has funded the CDC to help 35 states transform information technology infrastructure and nine states with the facilitation of Early Case Capture (ECC) of pediatric cancer cases. Such funding enables researchers to rapidly report childhood cancer occurrences, reoccurrences, and effective treatment options to state cancer registries.
Please contact your Senators and ask that they sign the letter supporting FY 2013 funding for children’s cancer registries so that researchers in every state can report cases of childhood cancer immediately. You can view Senators Reed and Isakson’s letter by clicking here