January 9, 2007)

January 9, 2007

Dear Representative:

The undersigned organizations representing cancer patients, providers, and researchers are writing to express strong support for the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. Stem cell research is still in its early phases, but it is increasingly clear that embryonic stem cells offer significant potential to address human suffering from a wide range of diseases, including cancer.

We believe that the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act will remove some current barriers to embryonic stem cell research and create a more positive environment for stem cell research advances. We are committed to improving cancer treatments and the quality of cancer care, and we consider this research bill an important element of our ongoing and comprehensive efforts.

Please vote “yes” on the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act. A yes vote is a vote for individuals with cancer and other serious and life-threatening illnesses.


Cancer Leadership Council

American Psychosocial Oncology Society
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Cancer Care
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
Fertile Hope
International Myeloma Foundation
Kidney Cancer Association
Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Lung Cancer Alliance
Lymphoma Research Foundation
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Prostate Cancer Coalition
North American Brain Tumor Coalition
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Sarcoma Foundation of America
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization