S. 579 (110th): Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act of 2007

Feb 14, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Harry Reid
Senator from Nevada
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Last Updated
Feb 14, 2007
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1157 (identical)

Signed by the President
Oct 08, 2008


This bill was introduced on March 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 14, 2007
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 13, 2008
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to make grants for the development and operation of research centers regarding environmental factors that may be related to the etiology of breast cancer.


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70 cosponsors (45D, 23R, 2I) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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4/3/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act of 2007 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to make grants to public or nonprofit private entities to conduct collaborative multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research on environmental factors that may be related to the etiology of breast cancer.
Requires grantees to:
(1) include community organizations representing a broad geographical area;
(2) be a consortium of cooperating institutions and community groups; and
(3) be supported under this Act for a period of not more than five years, with additional periods allowed after review and recommendation.
Requires the Secretary to establish a Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Panel to: (1) develop a comprehensive research strategy for collaborative research; (2) make recommendations with respect to the mechanisms, peer review criteria, and allocations under this Act; (3) assist in the overall program evaluations; and (4) make recommendations for the dissemination of information on program process.
Requires the Director of NIH to provide for coordination of information among, and an equitable geographical distribution of, grantees.
Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to interfere with the technical and scientific peer review process at NIH.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012.

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