S.2375 - Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coleman, Norm [R-MN] (Introduced 03/07/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/07/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2375 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/07/2006)
Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2006 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), acting through the National Cancer Institute, to establish special programs of research excellence in the area of pediatric cancers.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a grant mechanism for the establishment of Research Fellowships in Pediatric Cancer to support adequate numbers of pediatric focused clinical and translational investigators.
Requires the Director to award a grant for the operation of a population-based national childhood cancer database, the Childhood Cancer Research Network.
Requires the Secretary to award grants to recognized childhood cancer professional and advocacy organizations to raise public awareness of currently available information, treatment, and research with intent to ensure access to best available therapies for pediatric cancers.