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H.Res. 93: Expressing support for the designation of February 4, 2023, as “National Cancer Prevention Day”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Feb 2, 2023 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. RES. 93


February 2, 2023

(for herself and Mr. James) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


Expressing support for the designation of February 4, 2023, as National Cancer Prevention Day.

Whereas National Cancer Prevention Day is a day to remind us that, when looking at cancer, we need to look at prevention and reducing risks for human health and the environment;

Whereas when we work to prevent cancer risks, it impacts human health, the environment, and the economy;

Whereas cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world and has touched the lives of nearly everyone, either directly or indirectly;

Whereas cancer is the cause of nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States;

Whereas, in 2023, there will be an estimated 1,958,310 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,820 cancer deaths in the United States;

Whereas cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the United States after accidents, and in 2023 an estimated 9,910 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer, and 1,040 will die from it;

Whereas President Biden has reignited the Cancer Moonshot to encourage all Americans, companies, institutions, and organizations to work together to cut the death rate from cancer by 50 percent over the next 25 years; and

Whereas February 4, 2023, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Cancer Prevention Day: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—


supports the designation of National Cancer Prevention Day;


recognizes all efforts to raise the awareness for the reduction of cancer risks; and


recognizes the devastating effect cancer has on families and wishes to expand knowledge, encourage early detection, and work with friends in the medical and scientific fields to put an end to this deadly disease.