6th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit “Progress and Opportunities in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer” You’re Invited!
You are invited to the 6th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Progress and Opportunities in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer". This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Lee Helman, the Acting Director of National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, as our keynote speaker. The Summit is open to the public.
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.
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.
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.