Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2011
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About H.R.3015 / S.1613 --
The Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2011 marks a critical step forward in the delivery of medical and psychosocial care to survivors of childhood cancer.
In 1960, only four percent of children with cancer survived more than five years, compared to an eighty percent five-year survival rate today. Two-thirds of the 300,000 childhood cancer survivors in the United States are likely to suffer from at least one late effect of treatment, and one-fourth will have a late effect that is serious or life-threatening.
The Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2011 will: