Caucus Mission & History

Caucus Mission Statement

The mission of the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Caucus is to serve as a clearinghouse for information on pediatric cancer and a forum to aid Members of Congress in working together to address pediatric cancer. The Caucus will strive to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, advocate in support of measures to prevent the pain, suffering and long-term effects of childhood cancers, and work toward the goal of eliminating cancer as a threat to all children.

History of the House Caucus

Co-chaired by Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), the Childhood Cancer Caucus was launched in June of 2009 by Representative McCaul and former Representative Joe Sestak to better direct Congressional resources and efforts to the cause of preventing pediatric cancer.