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Nydia Velázquez Intros Bill to Support Liver Cancer Prevention and Research

Nydia Velázquez Intros Bill to Support Liver Cancer Prevention and Research

Liver cancer, which disproportionately impacts Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos, and African immigrants, has traditionally been unfunded at the federal level compared to other cancers. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) wants to confront those disparities, and earlier this month introduced the Liver Illness Visibility, Education, and Research (LIVER) Act of 2018. The bill takes bold steps to help at-risk populations prevent and treat liver cancer, and dedicate greater federal research dollars toward finding a cure. If enacted, the LIVER Act would direct the National Cancer Institute to create a Specialized Program of Research Excellence for primary liver cancer and make hospitals and healthcare facilities eligible to receive funding for experimental treatment and prevention programs. Additionally, it would create two new grant programs at the CDC: one to increase liver cancer prevention services (including screenings, vaccinations, and treatments), and another to target informational materials towards at-risk populations. “Too many of our neighbors have lost a loved one due to liver cancer or are struggling themselves to fight this disease,” said Velázquez. “My legislation would give our local hospitals and community health centers federal support they deserve to study liver cancer and help our neighbors access preventative and primary cancer services.”

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Conservatives Float Possible Effort to Recall California AG Xavier Becerra

Conservatives Float Possible Effort to Recall California AG Xavier Becerra