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Congressman Boyle Leads Congressional Effort to Increase Funding for Lung Cancer Research

April 24, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a bipartisan letter urging the Appropriations Committee to increase funding for lung cancer research, especially with regard to the disease’s disproportionate impact on young women who have never smoked. Boyle released the following statement upon the submission of his letter.

“Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death among Americans of all races and genders across this country, with an even bigger impact on young women who have never smoked and military servicemembers. The hundreds of thousands of Americans who live with lung cancer deserve more effective treatments, which have been slow to advance in recent years, especially when compared to that of other cancers. I’m fighting to combat this trend and make sure the federal government delivers for these Americans.”

The letter was co-led by Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL-04) and signed by 40 Members of Congress. Boyle and Rutherford also co-chair the bipartisan congressional Lung cancer Caucus.