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Sponsors: Senator Verdin
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Introduced in the Senate on January 13, 2016
Introduced in the House on April 13, 2016
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 13, 2016
Summary: Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/13/2016 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 58) 1/13/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Invitations (Senate Journal-page 58) 4/7/2016 Senate Polled out of committee Invitations (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/7/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable Invitations (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/11/2016 Scrivener's error corrected 4/12/2016 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 29) 4/13/2016 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 2)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
April 7, 2016
S. Printed 4/7/16--S. [SEC 4/11/16 4:00 PM]
Read the first time January 13, 2016.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 991) designating May 11, 2016, as "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day" in, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
DESIGNATING MAY 11, 2016, AS "DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA AWARENESS DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, gliomas are malignant tumors that arise from glial cells in the brain and spine; and
Whereas, DIPG occurs almost exclusively in children, and ninety percent of patients die within two years of diagnosis; and
Whereas, there are approximately three hundred to three hundred fifty new cases of DIPG diagnosed each year in the United States; and
Whereas, DIPG's are located in the middle of the brain stem, often leaving little that can be removed, and treatment primarily consists of radiation and chemotherapy; and
Whereas, the cause of DIPG is not currently understood, and there are no known factors or conditions that make DIPG more or less likely to develop; and
Whereas, research is underway to find new treatments to cut off the tumor's blood supply and block cells from dividing and growing; and
Whereas, childhood cancer remains the leading disease-related cause of death in children; and
Whereas, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, in 2014, approximately 15,780 children and adolescents were diagnosed with cancer; and
Whereas, nearly 2,000 children and adolescents under nineteen years of age lose their lives to cancer every year. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the Senate designate May 11, 2016, as "Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Awareness Day" in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hinton, the parents of Hayley.
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