Press Releases

Feb 7, 2017

Childhood Cancer Caucus Re-Introduces Childhood Cancer STAR Act

Re-Introduction of the STAR Act in the 115th Congress

Dec 6, 2016

McCaul, Van Hollen, Speier Childhood Cancer Bill Passes U.S. House

Caucus Members Applaud Passage of Critical Bill, Encourage Senate to Take Action

Nov 30, 2016

Childhood Cancer Provisions Pass U.S. House

With the passage of the 21st Century Cures Bill in the U.S. House, cancer research received a major boost while critical childhood cancer provisions have passed while others were extended.

Sep 14, 2016

7th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: You're Invited!

You are invited to the 7th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Kids Are Unique: How We Are Facing These Challenges on the Quest for Cures". This year we are pleased to welcome Greg Simon, Executive Director of the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce in the Office of the Vice President as our keynote speaker. The Summit is open to the public.

Jul 14, 2016

Van Hollen and McCaul Introduce RACE for Children Act

The RACE for Children Act will encourage research into the optimization of pediatric use of a new form of cancer medicine called "molecular target therapy."

Sep 7, 2015

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.

Jul 29, 2015

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

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.

Jul 10, 2015

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

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.

Mar 13, 2015

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

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.

Sep 30, 2014

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

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.

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