Sen. Schumer Pushes Bill For Childhood Brain Tumor Research

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP)U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was pushing legislation aimed at boosting research into childhood brain tumors.

The New York Democrat said brain tumors are the second most prevalent cancer for children. His National Childhood Brain Tumor Prevention Network Act would coordinate research into the causes and ways to prevent the disease.

The measure would also create a study of children who have brain tumors.

The bill would also create a central laboratory to collect and analyze the data.

Despite the frequency, Schumer says the causes of childhood brain tumors remain mostly unknown.

Is enough being done to prevent childhood cancers? Sound off in our comments section below…

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  • Gregory

    Dear Senator: Why not push for a Biil that would force the Obama Administration to follow the Constitution, comply with Federal Laws like the War Powers Act and Immigration, and reduce Federal Spending and currency inflation before the country goes bankrupt. Doing the “glitzy”,” warm fuzzy” easy things is simply a “circuses and games” diversion from your serious responsibilities as a Senator.

    • Christine

      Gregory, A mother or father who has lost a child to a brain tumor would be DEEPLY offended by your comment that this bill is about circuses and games. Watching a 2 year old fight brain cancer is horrific. What a careless comment to make to those families. Maybe you should aim to become a little “warmer and fuzzier” yourself. It’s called compassion.

  • Paul Kohloff

    Schumer’s a tumor head

  • Joe Fay

    Thanks to Senator Schumer from the children, parents, and survivors served by the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation based in NYC and working nationwide.

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