US SB292 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on June 5 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-06-05 - Became Public Law No: 115-180.
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018 This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support to collect the medical specimens and information of children, adolescents, and young adults with selected cancers that have the least effective treatments in order to achieve a better understanding of these cancers and the effects of treatment. The national childhood cancer registry is reauthorized through FY2022 and revised to authorize the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to state cancer registries to improve tracking of childhood cancers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may: (1) support pilot programs to develop or study models for monitoring and caring for childhood cancer survivors throughout their lives, (2) establish a task force to develop and test standards for high-quality childhood cancer survivorship care, and (3) carry out a demonstration project to improve care coordination as childhood cancer survivors transition to adult care. HHS must convene a Workforce Development Collaborative on Medical and Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Cancer Survivors. The NIH may support research on: (1) outcomes for, and barriers faced by, pediatric cancer survivors within minority or medically underserved populations; and (2) follow-up care for pediatric cancer survivors, including research on the late effects of cancer treatment and long-term complications. The Government Accountability Office must make recommendations to address barriers to childhood cancer survivors obtaining and paying for adequate medical care.

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Childhood Cancer STAR Act Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018



2018-06-05HouseBecame Public Law No: 115-180.
2018-06-05HouseSigned by President.
2018-05-24HousePresented to President.
2018-05-22HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2018-05-22HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4350-4352)
2018-05-22HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 292.
2018-05-22HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4349-4355)
2018-05-22HouseMr. Burgess moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2018-03-30HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2018-03-26HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2018-03-26HouseReceived in the House.
2018-03-23SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2018-03-22SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1975-1977; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S1975-1977)
2018-03-12SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 342.
2018-03-12SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
2018-02-28SenateCommittee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2017-02-02SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S659)

Same As/Similar To

HB820 (Same As) 2017-02-03 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


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