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Rubio-led Resolution to Raise Awareness of DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Passes Senate

May 16, 2024 | Comunicados de Prensa

Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death among children in our nation. Unfortunately, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is the leading form of pediatric brain cancer deaths. 

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) led a bipartisan resolution designating May 17, 2024 as “DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day” to raise awareness of, and encourage further research on DIPG tumors and pediatric cancer. 

  • “The Senate encourages all individuals in the United States to become more informed about diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumors, pediatric brain cancer in general, and challenges related to research on pediatric cancer and ways to advance that research.”

Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Bob Casey (D-PA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Deb Fischer (R-NE) are cosponsors of the resolution.