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Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

Representing the 12th District of Michigan

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Dingell, Upton Mark National Cancer Prevention Day

February 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced a Congressional resolution marking February 4, 2019 as National Cancer Prevention Day.

The resolution recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and the importance of expanding knowledge, encouraging early detection, and working with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.

“Nearly every family has been touched by cancer,” said Dingell, co-chair of the Cancer Prevention Caucus. “The work of the Cancer Prevention Caucus provides hope to millions of Americans by focusing on ways we can prevent cancer before it starts. I welcome Congressman Fred Upton as a new co-chair and look forward to working together in a bipartisan way to support innovative education and awareness efforts, and advance smart policies that will ultimately bring us closer to a world with less cancer.”

“I am proud to co-chair the Cancer Prevention Caucus alongside my good friend Congresswoman Debbie Dingell,” said Upton, co-chair of the Cancer Prevention Caucus. “More work remains as we continue to build on the landmark 21st Century Cures Act, which included funding for programs such as the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot that speeds up progress in cancer prevention and screening. Patients and families are counting on us. If there ever was an issue that demands our full attention and bipartisan efforts, it is this.”

The Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus is a bipartisan forum to engage Members of Congress, their staff, the medical community, advocacy groups, academia and the public on lifestyle and environmental factors that can reduce cancer risk. It seeks to increase education and awareness and advance policy solutions that improve public health and help prevent cancer before it starts. On Wednesday, the Caucus will co-host a workshop with Less Cancer on efforts to prevent cancer.