Childhood Cancer STAR Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-180)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Signed by the President into law
Date of Last Action
Jun 5 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Feb 2 2017
Publication Date
Sep 21 2018

SciPol Summary

Public Law 115-180 (introduced in Congress as S 292), the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act of 2018, addresses the maximization of 1) childhood cancer research and 2) the delivery of care for childhood cancer survivors. Here, “childhood cancer” includes cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults.

Portions of this act amend sections of the Public Health Service Act to improve childhood cancer research and survivorship by awarding grants for surveillance and collection of childhood cancer biospecimens, awarding grants for survivor monitoring and assistance programs, and facilitating the development of expertise in clinical and administrative positions. 

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