H. R. 2222, Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2019.

Summary: To require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/19/19.

STATUS: Introduced 04/10/19 by Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Though the medical community has made incredible strides preventing and treating lung cancer over the past decades, women are being left behind,” said Congressman Boyle. “Every eight minutes, one American woman dies of lung cancer, 181 each day, and their lung cancer rates are falling at half the rate of men. This bill is an important step toward ensuring Americans of all genders can be spared the devastation of this disease. It’s past time the full force of the federal government addresses this issue with the focused research and action it demands.” (Source: Rep. Boyle, Press Release, 4/10/19)
  • The Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventative Services Act of 2019 (HR 2222 / S 1107, 116th Congress) would commission a review — coordinated through the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Defense — to understand the current state of research on lung cancer in women, accessibility of services to prevent lung cancer, and public education materials on the topic of lung cancer. These departments would be tasked with developing a report on the current landscape, knowledge gaps, and opportunities to improve upon our knowledge of lung cancer in women. The Act then specifies that this report should highlight both environmental and genetic contributions to lung cancer in women. (Source: SciPol)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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