Sending Office: Honorable Frank A. LoBiondo
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Request for Cosponsor(s)

Current Cosponsors: Reps. Nolan (co-lead), Comstock*, Bonamici*, King (NY), Dingell, Stefanik, and Holmes Norton

Dear Colleague,

As the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus, we urge you to join us in cosponsoring the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2018 (H.R. 4897).

This bipartisan, bicameral measure would require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct an interagency study with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a comprehensive report on previous research to evaluate
and make recommendations for the acceleration of research on women and lung cancer, increase greater access to preventive services, and develop strategic public awareness and education campaigns.

The study is important to better understand the high number of women who suffer from lung cancer across the United States, including those who have never smoked, which account for two-thirds of all those diagnosed with the disease.

The study is also necessary because of the high mortality rates of lung cancer in women. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 193 women die each day of lung cancer, or about one woman every seven minutes. At this rate, it is estimated
that there will be a total of 70,500 deaths from lung cancer in 2018. This is almost as much as the combined total of estimated deaths from breast cancer (40,920), ovarian cancer (14,070), cervical cancer (4,170), uterine cancer (11,350), and other gynecologic
cancers (2,530).

We urge you to join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 4897 to help focus this necessary research and ultimately decrease the number of women affected by lung cancer.

Please contact Eric Arndt,, or Will Mitchell,, with any questions or to cosponsor.



Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo                                Congressman Richard M. Nolan

Member of Congress                                                   Member of Congress

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