5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit Featuring NIH Director Francis Collins

On Friday, September 19, Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Pediatric Cancer: Major Advances, Major Challenges".
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VIDEO: Welcome to the Childhood Cancer Caucus Website

Rep. McCaul and Rep. Van Hollen: Welcome to the new website of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.
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McCaul-Butterfield 'Creating Hope Act' Now Law

Incentivizes Drug Companies to Develop New Treatments for Children with Rare Pediatric Diseases
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VIDEO: Dennis Quaid Supports the Creating Hope Act

Actor, Dennis Quaid, endorses The Creating Hope Act, which will provide market incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop childhood cancer and other rare pediatric disease drugs.
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Latest News

McCaul, Van Hollen, Speier, Reed, and Capito Introduce Bipartisan Childhood Cancer STAR Act

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

The Childhood Cancer STAR Act would improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, ensure publicly accessible expanded access policies that provide hope for patients who have run out of options, and identify opportunities to expand the research of therapeutics necessary to treat the 15,780 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year.

House Votes to Increase Funding for NIH, Reauthorize Creating Hope Act

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

The House passed the 21st Century Cures Act to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and reauthorize the Creating Hope Act which will incentivize the development of new treatments for children with rare pediatric diseases, such as cancer.

Creating Hope Act Sponsors React to FDA Approval of Pediatric Cancer Treatment

Mar 13, 2015 Press Release

The sponsors of the Creating Hope Act applaud the approval of the first drug ever to treat high-risk neuroblastoma and call for the law to be made permanent.

Caucus Applauds NCI for Naming Pediatric Oncologist to Council of Research Advocates

Sep 30, 2014 Press Release

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.

5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit Photos and Video