Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller released the following statement regarding introduction of the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (S. 3237). Heller is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill, which establishes a Commission tasked with ending breast cancer by January 1, 2020.
"As someone whose family has been touched by breast cancer, I understand the consequences of this horrible disease. The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act sets a path forward in ending breast cancer once and for all. I am pleased that Members of Congress have come together on this issue. It is my hope that breast cancer can be defeated with further research, and this bill is a step in the right direction," said Senator Dean Heller.
The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act directs the Commission to:
Identify opportunities and ideas within the government and the private sector that are key components in achieving the end of breast cancer and have been overlooked.
Recommend projects to leverage opportunities and ideas in the areas of the primary prevention and the causes and prevention of breast cancer metastasis.
Ensure that its activities are coordinated with, and do not duplicate the efforts of, programs and laboratories of other government agencies.