The Sinema-backed bill advances childhood cancer research, improves efforts to identify and track frequencies of childhood cancer, and enhances quality of life for childhood cancer survivors
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Childhood Cancer STAR Reauthorization Act – bipartisan legislation Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored to reauthorize the Childhood Cancer STAR program for five years to advance cancer research, improve efforts to identify and track frequencies of childhood cancer, and enhance quality of life for childhood cancer survivors.
“I’m proud our bipartisan legislation advancing childhood cancer research passed the Senate. This critical program has resulted in positive outcomes enhancing the quality of life for Arizona’s childhood cancer survivors and its reauthorization provides certainty and resources to researchers, doctors, patients, and their families,” said Sinema.
Sinema was a cosponsor of the original Childhood Cancer STAR Act when she served in the U.S. House. Sinema has also consistently backed efforts to fully fund this critical program since the legislation was signed into law. First of its kind, this program comprehensively tracks, supports, and enhances data and research on childhood cancers to improve the quality of life of survivors.
Since the original Childhood Cancer STAR Act was signed into law in 2018, over $120 million has advanced research and assisted patients and families battling cancer.