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  • McSally Introduces Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution

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    July 16, 2019
    U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced a Senate Resolution designating July 17, 2019 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
    The resolution was co-sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
    “Getting the heartbreaking news that a loved one has cancer is awful,” said McSally. “Getting the tragic news that a loved one has glioblastoma—like Senator John McCain—is unimaginable. The terrible disease takes individuals from us too soon and too frequently.  This resolution is our promise to raise awareness and deliver hope to the patients battling glioblastoma.”
    “Glioblastoma is a devastating brain disease that has taken the lives of two of my very close friends and colleagues, Ted Kennedy and my dearest friend John McCain,” said Graham.  “This Senate resolution shines a light on this terrible disease. I want to thank my cosponsors, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Martha McSally, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. We are committed to combating and defeating this terrible disease.”
    The resolution:
    • Designates July 17, 2019 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
    • Increases public awareness of glioblastoma and honors those individuals who have lost their lives to that devastating disease or are currently living with it.
    • Supports efforts to develop better treatments for glioblastoma that will improve the long-term prognosis of individuals diagnosed with glioblastoma and expresses its support for those individuals who are battling brain tumors, as well as the families, friends, and caregivers of those individuals.
    • Urges a collaborative approach to brain tumor research, which is a promising means of advancing understanding of, and treatment for, glioblastoma.
    On May 8, McSally met with Arizona advocates from the National Brain Tumor Society and voiced her support for patients across the United States battling brain cancer. 
    On April 15, McSally toured the Ivy Brain Tumor Center in Phoenix, a nonprofit clinical trials program that offers state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with even the most aggressive brain tumors.
    McSally was a cosponsor of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, which has been reintroduced in the House as H.R. 647.
    The full text of the resolution is available HERE.