Navigation Links
Susan G. Komen for the Cure's(R) Moddelmog Calls for Congress to Launch Colossal Cancer Crusade
Date:5/8/2008

Cancer Survivor Paints Vision of World Where Cancer is Easily Detected and

Treated

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hala Moddelmog, a 6-year cancer survivor and president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), testified today before a special hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need for comprehensive legislation to address the nation's cancer crisis.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070122/NYM084LOGO)

Moddelmog, who leads the world's largest breast cancer advocacy organization, challenged the Senators to unite behind the unique mandate of defeating cancer. The following are excerpts of her remarks as prepared for delivery:

"Past attempts by Congress to address cancer on a comprehensive basis have

perhaps been thwarted by strategies that were overly focused on specific

cancers. In speaking with my colleagues from a number of organizations,

I'm proud that we are here today calling for action now to end for all

time the ugly reality of this disease.

"In fact, early detection is the closest thing we have to a cure in many

cancers today, so it is time to let nothing stand in the way of finding a

cure, of discovering the critical biomarkers that might one day allow us

to detect cancer in a person's body with a simple blood test.

"It is time to unleash the amazing powers of science, technology and

medicine on finding radical new breakthroughs in early detection --

earlier than anything we know or even imagine today. Imagine cancer

detection so early that it can be fought with a simple injection. The

truth is, the treatments we have today do not even reach all Americans, so

as we unleash the science to find the cures, we also must close the gaps.

We must make early detection and personalized treatments available to all.

" ... cancer is an insidious enemy of the American people, but one we can

defeat with the unwavering commitment and courage I know you will show in

this colossal cancer crusade ... cancer is not a partisan issue.

Comprehensive cancer legislation that drives a colossal cancer crusade is

precisely the kind of unique mandate that can, and must, be achieved

without reference to the political calendar.

"As we discover new breakthroughs in early detection and treatments, we

can claim an amazing victory over the scourge of cancer -- and we can

export that success as a demonstration of this country's willpower,

achievement and values. Health diplomacy is enormously powerful. I have

personally seen it in action around the world and have seen how

transformative it can be.

"We do not deny nor do we forget the complexity of this disease -- but

complex, creative, and technologically-driven solutions have made this

great country what it is today."
To view an online copy of Moddelmog's additional testimony as submitted for

the record, visit:

(http://cms.komen.org/komen/NewsEvents/050808_Moddelmog_HELP)

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PRA International Adds Dr. Susan Stansfield as Executive Vice President
2. President George W. Bush Appoints Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Chief of Protocol
3. Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Names Susan Bertonaschi Program Officer, Better Beginnings
4. Forbes Honors Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Trailblazer
5. Celebrities Pledge to Wear Pink, End Breast Cancer Forever With Susan G. Komen for the Cure
6. PNY Technologies and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer
7. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partners With the Original Butter Bell(R) Crock Developer
8. Susan G. Komen for the Cures Phoenix Affiliate, State Officials, Survivors and Advocates Call for Action on Breast Cancer
9. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Launches Unprecedented Global Expansion Program in 10 Countries
10. In Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego Announces Opportunities for San Diegans to Get Involved in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
11. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Appoints Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez to Scientific Advisory Board
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a ... they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland ... iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness ... & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that it ... (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for people ... Roche is the first IVD company in the U.S ... assessment and management. PCT is a sepsis-specific ... blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to ... patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth for ... would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... RIDGE, Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS ... of students receiving a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship ... The 2016 scholarship winners, announced today online at ... to let type 1 diabetes stand in the way ... Diabetes has supported the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: