Mark DeSaulnier

From the office of:

Mark DeSaulnier

Sending Office: Honorable Mark DeSaulnier
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February 11, 2019


Dear Colleague:

In 2018, an estimated 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer. Due to the dedicated work of researchers around the world, more of those people will survive the disease than ever before. Despite how far we have come, however, we still have
further to go. That is why the Cancer Survivors Caucus was founded.

The bipartisan Caucus is a place for all Members to come together and discuss issues related to cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship with a variety of stakeholders and experts. We hold on average two Member meetings per year in addition
to at least one trip to a cancer center. In the 115th Congress, we had roundtables with Dr. Ned Sharpless, the Director of the National Cancer Institute, and Greg Simon, the former head of President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot and current President
of the Biden Cancer Initiative.

Nearly every person on this planet knows someone close to them who has been diagnosed with cancer. As we kick off the 116th Congress, we ask you to join us to promote research, doctor-patient communication, and services for cancer
patients and survivors.

If you are interested in becoming a member or have any questions, please contact Ethan Van Ness in Congressman DeSaulnier’s office at or Jay Gulshen in Congressman Carter’s office at We hope to see you at a future event.




Mark DeSaulnier                                                                 Earl L. “Buddy” Carter

Member of Congress                                                           Member of Congress


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