I was thrilled to learn that Senator Boxer introduced the Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Research Act of 2008 (S 2569) on January 29,2008 . This bill will amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Cancer Institute to make grants for the discovery and validation of biomarkers for use in early detection and screening of ovarian cancer. There would be $100 million for NCI research grants and $20 M for national clinical trials. It will also establish a repository for new tissue that can be used in the research. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Health ,Education, Labor and Pensions.
Best news I've heard since the Omnibus bill passed.
Senators Bayh, Cantwell, Dole, Murray, Obama, Sanders, Stabenow, Tester and Wyden were also co-sponsors.
Write or e-mail your Senators so they can cosponsor the bill or if they are on the committee move the bill through.
A House Bill was introduced in September 2007.