Summary: S.2965 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2965. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (09/18/2002)

Quality of Care for Individuals With Cancer Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to grant a contract to a national voluntary consensus organization, whereby the organization shall agree to identify core sets of quality of cancer care measures in consultation with a panel or an advisory group of interested parties.

Expands the national program of State cancer registries funded under the Act. Directs the Secretary to establish a Cancer Surveillance System to monitor such registries, and reauthorizes the national program through 2008.

Modifies provision dealing with matching funds to require States pay at least one dollar for every five (currently, three) Federal dollars spent on a cancer registry.

Requires the Secretary to develop partnerships to speed the pace of improvements in the quality of cancer care.

Directs the Secretary to establish a National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to improve the quality of cancer care.

Requires the Secretary to award grants to entities to develop, implement, and evaluate: (1) cancer case management programs; (2) model programs for the delivery of palliative care for cancer sufferers; and (3) end-of-life care programs.

Directs the Secretary to conduct and support research regarding cancer survivorship.

Requires the Secretary to make grants to support cancer curriculum development for health care provider training.

Requires National Cancer Institute cancer control programs to include a plan to assist health professionals in professions facing the most severe shortages. Requires the Director of the National Cancer Institute to cooperate with, and make grants to, public or nonprofit entities to conduct multidisciplinary translational cancer research.