National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2005, 51995-51996 [05-17497]

Download as PDF 51995 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 168 Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7919 of August 29, 2005 The President National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Each year, thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and thousands die from the disease. During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we strive to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and promote early detection and treatment of this disease. Early detection is essential to the successful treatment of ovarian cancer. The 5-year survival rate is higher than 90 percent for ovarian cancer patients whose disease is caught during the first stage of development. Most ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, however, because no reliable screening test exists for the disease. Because the early signs of ovarian cancer are easy to miss and often resemble the signs of other conditions, it is important for women to talk with their doctors about detection and be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of this cancer. There is more we need to learn about how best to prevent, detect, and treat ovarian cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is currently sponsoring a study on genetic and environmental factors that may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. In addition, the NCI is sponsoring clinical trials to explore new ways to screen for and detect ovarian cancer. Researchers are studying new treatment options, including biological therapies, anticancer drugs, vaccines, and other therapies to treat resistant forms of ovarian cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will spend almost $4.6 million, and the Department of Defense’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program will invest an estimated $10 million. As we observe National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize the courage and strength of women battling ovarian cancer, and of their families and friends who love and support them. Our Nation is grateful for the hard work and commitment of our dedicated researchers and medical professionals. With continued effort, we can raise awareness of ovarian cancer and find new ways to prevent and treat this deadly disease. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and all people of the United States to continue our Nation’s strong commitment to preventing and treating ovarian cancer. VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\31AUD0.SGM 31AUD0 51996 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–17497 Filed 8–30–05; 10:36 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\31AUD0.SGM 31AUD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51995-51996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17497]



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Proclamation 7919--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2005



Proclamation 7920--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2005


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7919 of August 29, 2005

                
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer 
                deaths among women in the United States. Each year, 
                thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 
                and thousands die from the disease. During National 
                Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we strive to raise 
                awareness of ovarian cancer and promote early detection 
                and treatment of this disease.

                Early detection is essential to the successful 
                treatment of ovarian cancer. The 5-year survival rate 
                is higher than 90 percent for ovarian cancer patients 
                whose disease is caught during the first stage of 
                development. Most ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at 
                an advanced stage, however, because no reliable 
                screening test exists for the disease. Because the 
                early signs of ovarian cancer are easy to miss and 
                often resemble the signs of other conditions, it is 
                important for women to talk with their doctors about 
                detection and be aware of the risk factors and symptoms 
                of this cancer.

                There is more we need to learn about how best to 
                prevent, detect, and treat ovarian cancer. The National 
                Cancer Institute (NCI) is currently sponsoring a study 
                on genetic and environmental factors that may increase 
                the risk of ovarian cancer. In addition, the NCI is 
                sponsoring clinical trials to explore new ways to 
                screen for and detect ovarian cancer. Researchers are 
                studying new treatment options, including biological 
                therapies, anticancer drugs, vaccines, and other 
                therapies to treat resistant forms of ovarian cancer. 
                The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will 
                spend almost $4.6 million, and the Department of 
                Defense's Ovarian Cancer Research Program will invest 
                an estimated $10 million.

                As we observe National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 
                we recognize the courage and strength of women battling 
                ovarian cancer, and of their families and friends who 
                love and support them. Our Nation is grateful for the 
                hard work and commitment of our dedicated researchers 
                and medical professionals. With continued effort, we 
                can raise awareness of ovarian cancer and find new ways 
                to prevent and treat this deadly disease.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National 
                Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government 
                officials, businesses, communities, health care 
                professionals, educators, volunteers, and all people of 
                the United States to continue our Nation's strong 
                commitment to preventing and treating ovarian cancer.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

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