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House passes early cancer detection bill

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

On March 27, House passes bill (HR 1132) authorizing $1.25 billion for breast and cervical cancer screening programs between 2008-2012. Introduced by Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and Sue Myrick, R-N.C., the measure reauthorizes the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The bill also changes the target date for achieving reductions in the rate of mortality from breast and cervical cancer from 2000 to 2020. Senate companion legislation (S 624), introduced by Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Kay Hutchison, R-Texas, was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on March 15...

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