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NCI Legislative Update National Cancer Advisory Board. Susan Erickson Director, Office of Government and Congressional Relations June 14, 2007. Legislative Activities. Appropriations Status New Legislation Congressional Activities. FY 2008 Appropriations .

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nci legislative update national cancer advisory board
NCI Legislative UpdateNational Cancer Advisory Board

Susan Erickson

Director, Office of Government and Congressional Relations

June 14, 2007

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Legislative

Activities

Appropriations Status

New Legislation

Congressional Activities

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FY 2008 Appropriations
  • President’s Budget announced Feb. 5
  • Budget Resolution passed May 17
  • House
    • NIH Hearing held March 6
    • Subcommittee Allocations June 5
    • Subcommittee Markup June 7
    • Committee Markup June 14
    • House Vote Week of June 18
  • Senate
    • Theme Hearing May 21
    • Subcommittee Markup expected in July
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Legislative

Activities

Appropriations Status

New Legislation

Congressional Activities

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NewLegislation

National Cancer Act - S 1056

Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Survivorship Act - HR 2353; S 1415

Bills focused on Screening/Coverage

Breast Cancer Stamp - HR 1064; S 597

Tobacco Bill - HR 1108; S 625

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National Cancer Act-S 1056
  • Comprehensive cancer legislation
  • Introduced March 29 by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, co-sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback
  • Referred to Senate HELP Committee
  • Key NCI provisions
    • Grants for development of targeted therapy
    • Establish national childhood cancer registry
    • Expand cancer survivorship programs
    • Educational program on clinical trials
    • Codification biospecimen registry guidelines
    • Other Transaction Authority to NCI Director
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National Cancer Act
  • Provisions involving other agencies
  • CDC
    • Colorectal cancer screening demonstration
    • Lung cancer detection demonstration
  • FDA
    • Expanded access for compassionate use
    • Development of surrogate endpoints and biomarkers
  • CMS
    • Cancer related health insurance coverage
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Cancer Screening,Treatment & Survivorship Act
  • HR 2353 - Rep. Schakowsky May 15
  • S 1415 - Sen. Harkin May 16
  • Screening Research (NIH/NCI)
    • Expand research programs to identify and improve cancer screening and testing protocols
    • Award grants to advocacy organizations to raise public awareness of screening
    • Emphasize cancers with high mortality
  • Survivorship Research (NIH/NCI)
    • Expand survivorship research at NCI CCs
    • Evaluate models of survivorship care
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Survivorship
  • Grant Program for Detection & Control - CDC
    • Screen for cancer using method graded “A” or “B” by USPSTF
    • Provide referrals and f/u services if possible
    • Include public information/education
    • Monitor quality of screening procedures
    • Require matching funds – at least 1 dollar non-federal for every 3 dollars federal funds
    • Low income individuals receive priority
    • Results of screening placed in permanent medical records
    • At least 5 grants each year 2008-2010
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Other Legislation
  • Numerous new bills focused on specific cancers
    • Focus on screening coverage and awareness
    • Primarily breast, colon – also lung, prostate
    • Will track, report on bills that move
  • Breast Cancer Stamp Bills
    • Extend stamp authority for 2 years
      • HR 1064 (Baca); S 597 (Feinstein)
    • Make stamp authority permanent
      • HR 1236 (Clay)
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Legislative

Activities

Appropriations Status

New Legislation

Congressional Activities

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Congressional Activities

Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL) visited NIH – April 12

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) staff visited NCI – May 31

Sen. Barbara Mikulski conducted hearing on declining mammography rates – May 24

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Congressional Activities

Rep. Dave Weldon (R-FL) visited NIH – April 12

Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) staff visited NCI – May 31

Sen. Barbara Mikulski conducted hearing on declining mammography rates – May 24

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Office Services
  • Legislative Update Written Report
  • Presentations at Board Meetings
  • Staff Responsiveness
  • Will be sending surveys by e-mail and will appreciate feedback from Board members
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