The first piece of legislation that then- freshman Congressman Bernie Sanders drafted and successfully passed, was The 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Act.
But Bernie’s law has not yet been implemented, thanks to 23 years of successful stonewalling by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control.
Sanders’ much-needed federal law creates a uniform state-based cancer reporting system that includes all 50 state, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories, along with a centralized data bank within the federal Centers for Disease Control. The Sanders’ Registry can tell us how much breast cancer is increasing each year in younger women, for example, and which age groups have the highest rates of breast cancer. This is important information for those of us who want to find ways to stop breast cancer before it starts.
Why are our federal cancer agencies continuing to block the U.S. public from knowing the extent of our current breast cancer epidemic?
Without Bernie’s central cancer data bank, the U.S. public cannot track how much breast cancer is increasing within different age groups or ethnic groups and/or within different sections of the country throughout the U.S. This is a ridiculous and unacceptable situation.
Without such a central data base that the Sanders Law requires, the U.S. public continues to remain in the dark about our ongoing breast cancer epidemic
U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics 2015
The National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and many Big Pharma- sponsored breast cancer foundations. including the American Cancer Society and Susan G Komen for the Cure want us to believe that breast cancer is a static situation. Each year they tell us the same thing: “One out of every 8 U.S. women can expect to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.”
This is a fear-mongering and no-help statistic. This is similar to saying the U.S. has an annual programmed breast cancer hurricane and 260,000 women will again end up diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of the year… year after year.
Without knowing the actual number of women in the U.S. diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, compared to last year and the year before that, it is also difficult for Busting Breast Cancer and other prevention organizations to show how our programs or recommended lifestyle changes are able to change our current breast cancer statistics!
Fully implementing Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Law will give us the standardized up-to-date national data we need to help stop breast cancer before it starts.
Please contact your congressman/congresswoman and senators today. Congressional members of all stripes should support the full implementation of Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Act.
Please help us STOP the Centers for Disease Control & the National Cancer Institute from continuing to stonewall Bernie Sanders’ 1992 Cancer Registries Amendment Act
It is THE LAW!!!!! and it has been for 23 years now; but it must be fully implemented!
Please Note: Since the U.S. government has not yet created the legally mandated national cancer registry, as legislated by Bernie Sanders’ 1992 law, the U.S. public now receives national cancer statistics from a private organization, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, founded in 1987 and funded by the cancer treatment industry, the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control.
The data generated by the NAACCR is based on primary tumor information, not on the number of individuals diagnosed with cancer in any one year. This means U.S. cancer statistics cannot be compared to cancer statistics from other countries as the U.S. counts tumors, while other nations count people. This year the NAACCR published an annual report to the nation which gives us tumor data from 1975 to 2011.