This week, Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31) co-sponsored legislation to help speed up the development of research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
H.R. 1830, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act, would establish a commission composed of biomedical researchers and individuals from the private sector to utilize existing resources and investments to identify within the government and the private sector prevention and treatment strategies.
"While significant progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, we still have a long way to go in preventing, treating, and eliminating this devastating disease. According to the American Cancer Society, over 232,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, while one-in-eight women will develop the disease during their lifetime," said Congressman Miller. "More can and must be done. I am proud to co-sponsor this important legislation which will leverage current resources to improve and advance critical research into prevention and treatment."
In addition to his co-sponsorship of H.R. 1830, Congressman Miller has long supported funding for the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP), which funds innovative research that has generated new approaches to breast cancer prevention and treatment.
Congressman Miller continued, "With the right investments, I am confident that we can find a cure. I will continue to work with my colleagues to make detection, research, and prevention a priority so that we can eradiate breast cancer once and for all."