Representative asks for full funding of Conquer Cancer Act


Source: Sandusky Register 

December 15, 2009 (Clyde, OH) - U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, recently sent a letter asking Office of Budget and Management Director Peter Orszag for full funding of the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act in his fiscal year 2011 budget request.

The Childhood Cancer Act was introduced by former Rep. Deborah Pryce in memory of her daughter, who died from cancer. The bill passed the U.S. House and Senate by unanimous votes.

Latta's letter was co-signed by 13 members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation. A copy of the letter can be found at latta.house.gov.

Earlier this year, Latta secured about $10 million in the fiscal year 2010 Labor, Health, and Human Services Appropriations bill as passed by the House to fund a portion of the Childhood Cancer Act. These funds were directed to the National Cancer Institute for research into pediatric cancers. Cancer cluster studies such as the ongoing study occurring in Clyde will receive funding from the institute.

- Sara Weber 

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