Sending Office: Honorable Mike Quigley
Sent By:
Doug.Lee@mail.house.gov

 

Request for Cosponsor(s)

DEADLINE: MAY 19, 2017

Click Here to Cosponsor

Dear Colleague,

Please join me as an original cosponsor on a resolution designating May 2017 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month,” when brain tumor advocates nationwide unite in awareness, outreach, and advocacy activities. To read a draft of the resolution, please
follow this link: https://quigley.house.gov/sites/quigley.house.gov/files/QUIGLE_014_xml.pdf

Unbeknownst to many, brain tumors are the leading cause of death from cancer in children under the age of 14, second leading cause of death from cancer for children and teens under the age of 20, and third leading cause of death from cancer in young adults
ages 20 to 39. Almost 78,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a primary brain tumor last year, and up to 170,000 more were diagnosed with metastatic brain tumors that were the result of cancer spreading from another part of the body to the brain.
Sadly, over 16,000 people in the United States were estimated to have lost their battle with a brain tumor last year.

The treatment and removal of brain tumors present significant challenges because of the brain’s uniquely complex and fragile nature, due in no small part to there being more than 120 different types of tumors. While brain tumor research is supported by a
number of private nonprofit research foundations and by institutes at the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute and National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there still remain daunting obstacles to the development
of new treatments. Moreover, there are currently no strategies for screening or early detection of brain tumors.

Despite the number of new people diagnosed with a brain tumor every year, and their devastating prognosis, there have only been four FDA-approved drugs and one device to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years. On top of that, the four approved drugs have
provided only incremental improvements to patient survival, and mortality rates remain little changed over the past 30 years. There is clearly a need for greater public awareness of brain tumors, including the difficulties associated with research on these
tumors and the opportunities for advances in brain tumor research and treatment.

To cosponsor, please use the link above. For more information, please contact Doug Lee with Congressman Quigley’s office at
Doug.Lee@mail.house.gov (5-4061).

Sincerely,

 

Mike Quigley

Member of Congress

 

114th Congress Cosponsors

Rep Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]
Rep Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
Rep Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5]
Rep Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]
Rep Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]
Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE]
Rep Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]
Rep Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8]
Rep Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]
Rep Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]
Rep Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]
Rep Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]
Rep Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC]
Rep Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI]
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]
Rep Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16]
Rep Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]
Rep Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]

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