June 06, 2018

Manchin Applauds Childhood Cancer Bill Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the signing of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act into law. This legislation, which Senator Manchin cosponsored, establishes a childhood cancer registry that improves the tracking of childhood cancers and expands funding opportunities to states seeking to improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors.

“In order to end childhood cancer once and for all we must invest and expand research opportunities and continue to help survivors overcome other health issues,” Senator Manchin said. “The Childhood Cancer STAR Act is a step in the right direction for ground breaking cancer research and giving kids fighting cancer and their families the support they need. No cost is ever too high to help a child and I’m proud this legislation was signed into law today.”

The STAR Act will expand opportunities for childhood cancer research, improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, and enhance the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors.