Senator-backed bipartisan bill advances childhood cancer research, improves efforts identifying and tracking frequencies of childhood cancer, and enhances quality of life for childhood cancer survivors
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the Childhood Cancer STAR Reauthorization Act – bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Childhood Cancer STAR program for five years to advance cancer research, improve efforts identifying and tracking frequencies of childhood cancer, and enhance quality of life for childhood cancer survivors.
“Bolstering the Childhood Cancer STAR program will strengthen childhood cancer research, advance positive breakthroughs, and enhance quality of life for Arizona’s childhood cancer survivors,” 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.