Sinema-Backed Bipartisan Bill Advances Women’s Lung Cancer Research

Aug 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored a bipartisan bill that authorizes an interagency study to determine how to prevent and treat lung cancer in women, especially women who have never smoked.

“We’re advancing lung cancer research to better determine causes, understand prevention, and develop life-saving treatment. Our bipartisan legislation will help us win our fight against cancer,” said Sinema.

The bipartisan Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act enlists the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Veterans Affairs, and Defense to conduct an interagency review on existing research on lung cancer in women and report its findings to Congress. This critical bipartisan legislation encourages HHS to devote more resources to filling gaps in current research on lung cancer in women.