Van Hollen, co-Sponsor to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Conquer Childhood Cancer

Last month the co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus introduced the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act. The original legislation, named in memory of former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce’s daughter Caroline, passed the House and Senate unanimously in 2008 and has resulted in greater focus being brought to this life-saving research. This reauthorization would build upon, expand, and provide researchers even stronger and more effective tools in this battle. “Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer, and, despite recent progress, it remains the leading cause of disease-related death for children in the United States,” said Congressman Van Hollen. “I was proud to work with Congresswoman Pryce to pass this legislation in 2008 and I’m pleased that this bill has been introduced with strong bipartisan support. Improving research and treatment will help the countless families who are impacted by childhood cancer in our nation.”