Text: H.Con.Res.210 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (09/20/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 210 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 210



                           September 20, 2006

Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Supporting the goal of eliminating suffering and death due cancer by 
                             the year 2015.

Whereas cancer strikes one out of every two men and one out of every three 
Whereas this year alone, cancer will claim the lives of more than 570,000 
        Americans--1,500 per day--and is the cause of one of every four deaths 
        in the United States;
Whereas more than 1,300,000 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2005;
Whereas it is estimated that cancer cost the Nation nearly $190,000,000,000 in 
        2003, including more than $69,000,000,000 in direct medical costs;
Whereas the Nation's investment in cancer research and programs has led to real 
        progress--between 1991 and 2001, cancer death rates declined by more 
        than 9 percent and about 258,000 lives were saved;
Whereas cancer touches almost every family, with over 10,000,000 Americans now 
        living with a history of cancer;
Whereas at least half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by applying 
        existing knowledge;
Whereas the Director of the National Cancer Institute has set a bold goal to 
        eliminate suffering and death due to cancer by 2015; and
Whereas eliminating suffering and death due to cancer will require a commitment 
        by the Congress and the private sector to continue to make the fight 
        against cancer a priority: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress supports the goal of eliminating suffering and death 
due to cancer by 2015.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 19, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,