Fitzpatrick sponsors bipartisan Knock Out Cancer Act


A bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) would increase federal funding for cancer research so that it’s more in proportion to America’s mortality rates of cancer. 

“Current federal funding levels for cancer research do not match the rate at which people are suffering and dying from this lethal disease,” Rep. Fitzpatrick said. “We must not stop until we eradicate this disease forever and spare parents, children, and families the pains of cancer.”

Rep. Fitzpatrick on Dec. 23 introduced the Knock Out (KO) Cancer Act, H.R. 6342, with lead original cosponsor U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The bill would specifically increase cancer research funding allocated to the National Institutes of Health by 25 percent to reflect that cancer is the second-leading cause of…

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