H.R. 4869 (112th): Armed Forces Breast Cancer Research Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 26, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4869

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Loebsack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Armed Forces Breast Cancer Research Act of 2012.

2.

Study on breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces and veterans

(a)

Study

The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces (including members of the National Guard and Reserve components) and veterans. Such study shall include the following:

(1)

A determination of the number of the members and veterans diagnosed with breast cancer.

(2)

A determination of demographic information regarding such members and veterans, including—

(A)

race;

(B)

ethnicity;

(C)

sex;

(D)

age;

(E)

possible exposure to hazardous elements or chemical or biological agents (including any vaccines) and where such exposure occurred;

(F)

the locations of duty stations that such member or veteran was assigned;

(G)

the locations in which such member or veteran was deployed; and

(H)

the geographic area of residence prior to deployment.

(3)

An analysis of breast cancer treatments received by such members and veterans.

(4)

Other information the Secretaries consider necessary.

(b)

Report

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly submit to Congress a report containing the results of the study required under subsection (a).