PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is preparing to hold a roundtable discussion with breast cancer survivors and policy advocates on federal legislation he hopes will speed efforts to cure the disease.
Whitehouse earlier this year introduced a bill called the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act. It would create a commission to identify promising research and encourage more collaboration between the private and government sectors. The ultimate goal is to wipe out breast cancer by the year 2020.
The roundtable will also include a discussion of other legislative efforts that can support the fight against breast cancer.
The event is scheduled for Monday morning at Rhode Island Hospital. Members of the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition, who have rallied behind the legislation, are expected to be on hand.
CORRECTION: The original version of this story gave the wrong location for this event.
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