The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act (P.L. 115-180) is the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill taken up by Congress. This legislation, which was unanimously passed by Congress, was signed into law on June 5, 2018. The bill aims to: Boost pediatric cancer research efforts Unlock new insights into childhood cancer through enhanced tracking and reporting I...
LLS’s Office of Public Policy (OPP) supports a policy agenda aimed at breaking down barriers patients face in accessing care and accelerating the development of new treatments for cancer. As part of these efforts, OPP actively pursues policies to help all cancer patients, including children, adolescents and young adults.
“Advancing research in pediatric cancer and improving quality of life for childhood cancer survivors are at the core of LLS’s mission,” said Gwen L. Nichols, MD, LLS’s chief medical officer. “The Childhood Cancer STAR Act will have a powerful impact for childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families.
- Gwen L. Nichols, MD, Chief Medical Officer