WASHINGTON, D.C. â€“ U.S. Reps. Clay Shaw (R-FL) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), co-founders of the 2015 Caucus, along with the co-chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 21, to announce their resolution to find a cure for a cancer, or treat it as a manageable disease, by the year 2015. Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director, and American Cancer Society CEO, Dr. John Seffrin, will join the Members in expressing their commitment to the goal of eliminating cancer death and suffering by the year 2015.
Cancer survivors themselves, Reps. Clay Shaw (R-FL) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) co-founded the bipartisan 2015 Caucus in 2003 as a forum for House Members who have cancer or who have defeated it. The Caucus also includes Members who have a spouse, child, parent or sibling who have been directly affected by the disease.
The 2015 Resolution is named for the National Cancer Instituteâ€™s (NCI) goal of treating cancer as a manageable disease rather than a life-threatening disease in the next ten years. Shaw and Peterson believe that with the right resources and scientific developments, great strides can be made to make cancer a manageable disease, and become one step closer in the quest for a cure.
The House Cancer Caucus co-chairs who will be present at the event include: House Republican Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Lois Capps (D-CA), Sue Myrick (R-NC) and Steve Israel (D-NY).
**PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS**
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Capitol Hill Washington, D.C.
Reps. Clay Shaw & Collin Peterson
Chairman Deborah Pryce
Rep. Sue Myrick
Rep. Lois Capps
Rep. Steve Israel
Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, National Cancer Institute Director
Dr. John R. Seffrin, American Cancer Society CEO
*Who’s on board? Click [here to see who has signed on in the Senate](http://www.c-three.org/pdf/Senate2015SignersSept19.pdf) (55K PDF). Click [here to see who has signed on in the House](http://www.c-three.org/pdf/House2015SignersSept19.pdf) (65K PDF). As of September 19.*
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