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WASHINGTON (Covering Katy News) – President Donald Trump signed Congressman Michael McCaul’s Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research Act into law this week.
The Republican from Texas who represents a portion of the Katy area was able to shepherd votes from both parties to pass the measure which will provide $30 million annually to establish a national childhood cancer registry, authorize grants for state cancer registries to track childhood cases, expand research on residual effects of childhood cancer to improve survivors’ life quality, and require the National Cancer Advisory Board to include at least one pediatric oncologist.
McCaul was joined by 11-year-old childhood cancer survivor, Sadie Keller of Dallas, this week for the bill signing ceremony. Sadie and other key advocates were crucial in getting this landmark legislation signed into law. Sadie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 7 years old and received her final round of chemotherapy in May 2017.
You can click here or on the image below to watch FOX News’ Dana Perino highlight their work.