The Carolyn Pryce Conquer Childhood Cancer Act passed the House, unanimously. Now it's before the Senate. Here are the senators not supporting it.
Funding for childhood cancer research has been flat for 10 years. There have been no new cancer drugs approved for several years. Childhood cancer gets approximately 10% of the American Cancer Society's research monies.
What this means, in real life: Little Warrior has had a relapse of Wilms' Tumor. There is no approved protocol, and no new drugs, so the doctors say, Um, what do we do? Well, I guess we can try using the drugs that are used for another cancer. And that's exactly what's happening. Little Warrior is taking a regimen that has been accepted for Clear Cell Sarcoma.
If your senator is on the list for not supporting the act, please contact them. Please.
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