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ACT Now! Protect Children’s Access to Cancer Care and Continued Childhood Cancer Research

11 Aug 2022 10:30 AM | Katy Monaco (Administrator)

As you know, children with cancer face many unique health challenges, and it is important that Congress prioritize funding for childhood cancer research and work to eliminate unnecessary barriers to care. Along with other cancer care organizations, ASCO is looking to increase Congressional support for two bills that will ensure continued funding for childhood cancer research and mitigate barriers to accessing necessary care outside a child’s home state.

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 7630 / S. 4120), would reauthorize federal funding for STAR Act programs for the next five years, maintaining federal investment in childhood cancer research.

The Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act (H.R. 3089 / S. 1544), would eliminate barriers in Medicaid so children with cancer can access the necessary cancer care outside of their home state.

Learn more and ask your lawmakers to support these important childhood cancer bills 

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