The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act — H.R. 820/S. 292


The STAR Act of 2015 passed the House of Representatives unanimously in 2016, but did not clear the Senate before the Session ended

This bipartisan legislation will advance pediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance and providing enhanced resources for survivors. We need your help to push it through this year!

You can download a summary of the bill here.

The Need

The Childhood Cancer STAR Act is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress. Help us achieve its passage in the 115th Congress by writing your Members of Congress to ask them to co-sponsor the bill and push for a committee hearing in both the House and the Senate.


House Sponsors: Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Senate Sponsors: Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Johnny Isakson (R-GA)


  1. Gina Nit

    I am a pediatric oncology RN working with these fighter and their families everyday. I see their struggles and triumphs and all they have to offer us. We need to offer them options, the best options, and ongoing care throughout their lives. We need a community hearing on this bill to continue to move it to law, to get the funding and resources to give more to these children.

  2. Natalia gil

    Childhood Cancer needs more research, period. No child should suffer, no child should miss a birthday, holiday, family event, or a playtime because they are sick and suffering from cancer or fighting a battle they didnt sign up for or cant even pronounce. Signed, an aunt missing her 3 year old nephew battling since october. #keepcjstrong

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Take Action!

Please contact your Representative and Senators to ask that they co-sponsor the Childhood Cancer STAR Act (H.R. 820/S. 292).

Click here to find out if your Members of Congress already support the bill and to reach out to them and either thank them or ask for their support.


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