Commemorating West Chester – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Senator Carolyn Comitta highlighted the ongoing efforts to support the fight against childhood cancer and life-saving research in Pennsylvania.
Earlier this year, as part of the budgeting process, Congress introduced a tax credit program for eligible donations to Pennsylvania Children’s Cancer Research Hospital. Originally introduced by State Senator Scott Martin as Senate Bill 74, the bill was amended to Committer-backed House Bill 1348 (Act 24 pf 2021). This will create a new $10 million per year funding source for childhood cancer research over the next decade, funded by the Tobacco Control Act.
“Although it is rare, cancer remains the leading cause of disease-related deaths in children in the United States,” said Committer, a member of the Senate Committee on Health and Wellness. “We should strive to devote more money and resources to critical research into childhood cancer. With this new tax deduction program, we are bringing lives to benefit children and their families. With the development of salvage and cures, we have the opportunity to donate up to $100 million in total to the fight against cancer. “
According to the National Cancer Institute, it is estimated that by 2021, 15,590 children and adolescents between the ages of 0 and 19 will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,780 will be tragically killed by the disease. Currently, the National Cancer Center devotes less than 4 percent of its research to childhood cancer.
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