The U.S. House of Representatives has passed U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) bipartisan bill to advance childhood cancer research, prevention and access to treatment. Brown’s bill, the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research Act of 2017 (Childhood Cancer STAR Act), is also sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), and has been called “the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress,” by Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy. Brown is urging the President to move quickly in signing this legislation.
“This bill will expand the scope of childhood cancer research, so that we can better fight this disease” Brown says. “I urge the President to move swiftly on this legislation, so that we can get Ohio families the resources they need to prevent and treat childhood cancer.”
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