Cancer kills more people than AIDS, Malaria, and TB combined and without immediate, significant improvements- preventable/curable cancers will continue to kill millions of people worldwide. 
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Help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 fans - your support will help us advocate for a cancer free world at the first UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases in September 2011.




Ultra Rare Cancer/Orphan Disease Research Funding Issues

The Rare Cancer Alert Act

                      A          "Access to Life Saving Early Detection, Research and Treatment Act
                      L             Life Saving
                     E            Early
                     R          Research
                     T           Treatment
Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison worked together to co-sponsor 
Bill HR 6224
~This was The Rare Cancer Alert Act~ 
Giving attention to the rare and ultra rare cancer patients that currently are disenfranchised with what are considered orphan diseases, meaning they are without resources for research, for treatment or for cures due to the limited number of individuals with one of these rare or ultra rare cancers. 
There are currently 6000 to 7000 such rare diseases.
Sadly, Senator Kennedy himself succumbed to a rare cancer and consequently
the ultra rare cancer section he had worked so hard for was left out. 
~Let your voice be heard~

House version of the Rare Cancer Bill "HR6-224" The 'Alert Act'
To View the Alert Act in its original entirety click here: INSET # PDFS

 To Date
In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Access to Life-Saving Early detection, Research and Treatment (ALERT) Act (H.R. 6224) was introduced on September 28, 2010 by Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ).
The House bill is a companion to legislation introduced in the Senate by the late Senator Kennedy (D-MA) with cosponsors Senators Hutchison (R-TX) and Feinstein (D-CA). 
The current (111th) Congress is in its waning days, making passage of the Alert Act this year unlikely. However, it is expected that the legislation will be reintroduced in the 112th Congress which will convene in January 2011 http://www.childrenscause.org/newsletter-september2010
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"Cancer kills more people worldwide than HIV-AIDS-Tuberculosis and Malaria combined," reports the World Health Organization.
The International Agency on Cancer Research calculates that incidence of new cases will rise from eleven million in 2000 to sixteen million in 2020


On the 4th of February, 2011 the UICC and its partner organizations will run campaigns all over the world to raise awareness for a disease that causes millions of deaths every year, many of which could have been prevented.

More than ever before there is a need for a concerted and coordinated fight against cancer, and we believe that World Cancer Day can play its part by providing an even bigger platform for your cancer messages.

We have our hopes set high: 2011 promises to be an important year with the UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) taking place in September. 

If you would like to support our efforts, you will find all the information you need on this website: get informed, learn how to eliminate your own personal risk factors, sign our declaration and help spread the word. It might save a life.