Sen. Hutchison Joins Senate Cancer Coalition at Forum on Breast Cancer U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), co-chairmen of the Senate Cancer Coalition, hosted a forum on breast cancer.
BigNews.Biz - Jun 26,2012 - Sen. Hutchison Joins Senate Cancer Coalition at Forum on Breast Cancer
(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), co-chairmen of the Senate Cancer Coalition, hosted a forum on breast cancer. The panel included Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo who is an Associate Professor of medicine at the University of Texas. Below is a partial transcript of Sen. Hutchison's opening remarks. Video of the event is available here.
Thank you so much, Senator Feinstein. It is wonderful to co-chair again with you. I wanted to commend Senator Feinstein not only for her ongoing effort to do the most that we can in all the cancers, but also for her work on the breast cancer awareness stamp - that was Diane's idea, and we were able to get that stamp approved and renewed.
And we have, through that stamp, we have put millions into breast cancer research.
There are variations in the treatments; what can be best for one person is different for another, because we now know there are different kinds of breast cancer. The molecular make-up of the cancer itself is one of the great breakthroughs that the research has uncovered.
And all of this has led us to better treatment and I will say that cancer organizations have done so much for early detection, just making people aware that they need to be looking for it, catching it early, has saved countless thousands of lives.
But I just want to say, as I am in my final stages of my Senate career, that I have been a champion of all research, scientific as well as medical. And now we want to take the next step. We want to not only detect and treat well and prolong life, but let's eradicate cancer.
Let's do what Salk did with polio. Thank you so much.