The Childhood Cancer Caucus applauds Dr. Harold Varmus, the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), for announcing the appointment of Dr. Greg Aune, a pediatric hematologist-oncologist from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, to NCI's Council of Research Advocates.
On September 19, Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced a new pediatric trial for children with cancer. Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice Program (MATCH) trial will enroll children with advanced cancers that have progressed on standard therapy.
On Friday, September 19, the Childhood Cancer Caucus will host its 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Pediatric Cancer: Major Advances, Major Challenges".
Representatives McCaul and Van Hollen send letters to the FDA and Teva Pharmacueticals to seek more information about the ongoing shortage of daunorubicin, an essential therapy in the treatment of leukemia in children.