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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Senators Kennedy, Hutchison for Bipartisan Cancer Alert Act
Date:3/26/2009

u> for underserved populations by expanding access to clinical trials, patient navigation services, and screening and treatment for colorectal cancer.

The Komen Advocacy Alliance noted that 40 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, including approximately 1.4 million new cases this year alone. Cancer will claim the lives of more than a half million people this year - about 1,500 people a day.

"While the statistics are staggering, the stories behind these numbers are tragic, and should compel us into action," said Brinker. "It's time to unleash the amazing power of science, technology and medicine to discover new ways to detect cancer of any type as early as possible - earlier than we can currently imagine. As we do, we must also ensure that everyone has access to the screening and treatment options that exist today."

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance (KAA) is the nonpartisan voice for over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors and the people who love them. Our mission is to translate the Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) promise to end breast cancer forever into action at all levels of government to discover and deliver the cures.


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