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.
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