Sinema Resolution Designates Glioblastoma Awareness Day to Honor John McCain & Arizonans Affected by Brain Cancers

Jun 16, 2023

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema co-introduced bipartisan legislation honoring the late Arizona Senator John McCain, who passed away in 2018 from glioblastoma, and other Americans who have battled and continue to battle brain cancer by designating Wednesday, July 19 as National Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
“Glioblastoma Awareness Day honors Senator John McCain – my personal hero – and the thousands of Americans who have battled or continue to battle glioblastoma, and their caregivers. We’re strengthening efforts to find a cure and develop new treatments for this disease and other brain cancers,” said Sinema.
Each year, over 13,000 Americans are diagnosed with glioblastomas, and 10,000 Americans tragically die from these brain tumors. Sinema’s bipartisan legislation calls for treatments of glioblastoma and related brain cancers to slow its progression, improve quality of life, and recognize the importance of molecular biomarker testing to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Last month, Sinema helped pass a bipartisan resolution designating May 2023 as Brain Tumor Awareness Month – supporting efforts to develop better treatments for brain tumors that will improve the quality of life and the long-term prognoses of individuals diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Click HERE to learn more about the resolution.