Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) met with Sarah Burton of Charleston, Illinois today. Burton is a representative of the National Cancer Registrars Association.
“Sarah and I had a productive discussion regarding funding for cancer registries in the upcoming budget debate,” Shimkus said. “Cancer registries, both at the state and federal level, provide vital data that fuels research efforts to find a cure for this awful disease.”
Shimkus supported the 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama last December, to authorize $6.3 billion in funding to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of new treatments and cures for a variety of diseases. That legislation included $1.8 billion specifically to bolster cancer research.