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Upton, Eshoo Relaunch Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers on World Cancer Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on World Cancer Day,  Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) announced he is relaunching the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers with Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA)

“The prevention, treatment, and ultimately curing of the deadliest cancers requires an all-hands-on-deck effort to not only educate, but innovate new cures and treatments. We have the technology at our hands to make the impossible, possible,” said Upton. “The Cancer Moonshot Initiative was a defining feature of 21st Century Cures, a bill coauthored with my colleague Rep. Diana DeGette that was signed into law in 2016 and paved the way for monumental medical breakthroughs. I am proud to relaunch the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers with Representative Anna Eshoo today, on World Cancer Day, as we continue to find a cure for these terrible diseases.”

“Today, on World Cancer Day, I’m proud to relaunch this important bipartisan Caucus with Congressman Upton to help put an end to the world’s deadliest cancers. Earlier this week President Biden relaunched the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a nationwide effort to end cancer as we know it today. As we work toward the President’s goal to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years, this Caucus will play a critical role in raising awareness about the deadliest cancers and advocating for research funding to increase survival rates for these cancers,” said Eshoo. “Next week I will hold a hearing of the Health Subcommittee on ARPA-H, a new agency to accelerate biomedical innovation to develop transformative breakthroughs in how we detect and treat the deadliest diseases. It’s time accelerate our efforts to conquer cancer.”


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