Press Releases

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.

Sep 30, 2014

FDA Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Stimulate Treatment for Pediatric Low Grade Gliomas

On September 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has awarded 15 grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of medical device, drug, and biological products for patients with rare diseases, with at least a quarter of the funding going to studies focused solely on pediatrics. $1.6 million will go toward a Phase 2 Study of Poly-ICLC for the Treatment of Pediatric Low Grade Gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children.

Sep 19, 2014

NCI Announces a Pediatric MATCH Trial for Childhood Cancer

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.

Sep 4, 2014

You're Invited to the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit!

On Friday, September 19, the Childhood Cancer Caucus will host its 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Pediatric Cancer: Major Advances, Major Challenges".

Nov 12, 2013

Concerns about Daunorubicin Shortage

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.

Sep 19, 2013

Progress in Developing First Pediatric Cancer Treatments in Decades Highlights 4th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit

Progress into research and development of the first new pediatric cancer drugs in nearly 30 years was announced at the 4th Annual Congressional Childhood Cancer Summit on Capitol Hill on September 19, 2013.

Sep 20, 2012

Caucus Hosts Third Annual Childhood Cancer Summit

Leaders from NCI and FDA address the third annual Childhood Cancer Summit to discuss federal efforts to combat childhood cancers.

Aug 31, 2012

President Obama Proclaims September 2012 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month, we pay tribute to the families, friends, professionals, and communities who lend their strength to children fighting pediatric cancer.

Jul 9, 2012

'Creating Hope Act' Now Law

Incentivizes Drug Companies to Develop New Treatments for Children with Rare Pediatric Diseases

Sep 22, 2011

Speier-McCaul Introduce Legislation to Improve Treatment of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Issues: Survivorship

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) introduce bipartisan legislation to improve and advance the treatment of childhood cancer survivors.