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STAR Act Funding in House Appropriations Bill

July 13, 2020
  • Press Release
  • For Immediate Release
  • Media Contact:
    • Michele Franco
    • 626.792.8247 ext. 264

STAR Act Funding in House Appropriations Bill

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants, is thrilled to see the inclusion of full funding to continue implementation of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act, including $25 million set aside to support biorepository work at the National Cancer Institute, in the House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill. We also appreciate the inclusion of $50 million to support the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). Thanks to greater advocacy and awareness, and initiatives like the STAR Act and CCDI, the federal investment in childhood cancer research has nearly doubled in recent years, but we have much more work to do to develop new, safe therapies for kids with cancer. We applaud Congress’s and the Administration’s commitment to making childhood cancer a national health priority, and we look forward to continuing to partner together to conquer childhood cancers.

About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.