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Although rare, pediatric cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death among children. As we invest in cutting-edge research and work to advance medical treatments to beat childhood cancer, each of us can help carry our vision of a cancer-free future forward. Each September, we remember those who lost their lives to cancer far too young and honor the courageous children who bring unwavering strength and optimism to their fight against cancer every single day, and we refocus our efforts on striving to cure cancer once and for all. Cancer affects children of all ages, generally without a known cause. Over the last half-century, as cancer research and treatment has advanced, the outlook for children with cancer has greatly improved. We have witnessed tremendous improvements in overall survival rates, and a larger number of long-term survivors now look forward to longer life expectancies. Unfortunately, many face chronic health challenges or complications after they beat their cancer. As a Nation, we must recognize that there is more we must do to better understand and treat pediatric cancer. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D4 My Administration continues to invest in the critical research we need to defeat this devastating disease. In 2014, I signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which established the 10-Year Pediatric Research Initiative Fund and has already helped divert millions of dollars every year to advancing childhood cancer research. Through our Precision Medicine Initiative—a bold research effort to revolutionize our approach to treating diseases by personalizing treatment based on specific genetic characteristics— we are already making powerful discoveries for cancer patients and looking to transform the ways we treat many types of cancer. And earlier this year, I tasked Vice President Joe Biden with leading a new national effort to fight cancer. The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force—a collaborative effort to make a decade’s worth of progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer in just 5 years—is working toward an ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as we know it. To give children with cancer the care they need and reduce the financial burden that falls on their families, we have worked to provide quality, affordable health care to all people. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of Americans access medical care and enabled them to receive regular checkups, which can help detect cancer. Many children’s cancer centers participate in clinical trials, which are partly responsible for much of the progress we have made in advancing treatment of childhood cancer; under the ACA, insurers can no longer drop or limit coverage because of participation in one of these trials. The ACA eliminated annual and lifetime limits on insurance coverage, and because the law prevents insurance companies from denying or limiting coverage for pre-existing conditions, children diagnosed with cancer now have a better chance at a healthy life. During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, let us tell the stories of the brave children who battle cancer every day and thank the loved VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:31 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED4.SGM 08SED4 62348 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Presidential Documents ones, health care professionals, and communities who lift them up. Let us renew our commitment to prevent, treat, and cure childhood cancer, and together ensure that all children can experience the full and healthy upbringing they deserve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2016 as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of childhood cancer. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–21816 Filed 9–7–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:31 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED4.SGM 08SED4 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D4 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Vol. 81

Thursday,

No. 174

September 8, 2016

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9483--National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2016



Proclamation 9484--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2016



Proclamation 9485--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9483 of September 1, 2016

                
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer 
                each year. Although rare, pediatric cancer is the 
                leading disease-related cause of death among children. 
                As we invest in cutting-edge research and work to 
                advance medical treatments to beat childhood cancer, 
                each of us can help carry our vision of a cancer-free 
                future forward. Each September, we remember those who 
                lost their lives to cancer far too young and honor the 
                courageous children who bring unwavering strength and 
                optimism to their fight against cancer every single 
                day, and we refocus our efforts on striving to cure 
                cancer once and for all.

                Cancer affects children of all ages, generally without 
                a known cause. Over the last half-century, as cancer 
                research and treatment has advanced, the outlook for 
                children with cancer has greatly improved. We have 
                witnessed tremendous improvements in overall survival 
                rates, and a larger number of long-term survivors now 
                look forward to longer life expectancies. 
                Unfortunately, many face chronic health challenges or 
                complications after they beat their cancer. As a 
                Nation, we must recognize that there is more we must do 
                to better understand and treat pediatric cancer.

                My Administration continues to invest in the critical 
                research we need to defeat this devastating disease. In 
                2014, I signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research 
                Act, which established the 10-Year Pediatric Research 
                Initiative Fund and has already helped divert millions 
                of dollars every year to advancing childhood cancer 
                research. Through our Precision Medicine Initiative--a 
                bold research effort to revolutionize our approach to 
                treating diseases by personalizing treatment based on 
                specific genetic characteristics--we are already making 
                powerful discoveries for cancer patients and looking to 
                transform the ways we treat many types of cancer. And 
                earlier this year, I tasked Vice President Joe Biden 
                with leading a new national effort to fight cancer. The 
                White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force--a collaborative 
                effort to make a decade's worth of progress in 
                preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer in just 5 
                years--is working toward an ultimate goal of 
                eliminating cancer as we know it.

                To give children with cancer the care they need and 
                reduce the financial burden that falls on their 
                families, we have worked to provide quality, affordable 
                health care to all people. The Affordable Care Act 
                (ACA) has helped millions of Americans access medical 
                care and enabled them to receive regular checkups, 
                which can help detect cancer. Many children's cancer 
                centers participate in clinical trials, which are 
                partly responsible for much of the progress we have 
                made in advancing treatment of childhood cancer; under 
                the ACA, insurers can no longer drop or limit coverage 
                because of participation in one of these trials. The 
                ACA eliminated annual and lifetime limits on insurance 
                coverage, and because the law prevents insurance 
                companies from denying or limiting coverage for pre-
                existing conditions, children diagnosed with cancer now 
                have a better chance at a healthy life.

                During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, let 
                us tell the stories of the brave children who battle 
                cancer every day and thank the loved

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                ones, health care professionals, and communities who 
                lift them up. Let us renew our commitment to prevent, 
                treat, and cure childhood cancer, and together ensure 
                that all children can experience the full and healthy 
                upbringing they deserve.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 2016 as 
                National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage 
                all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, 
                non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness and prevention 
                of childhood cancer.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-21816
Filed 9-7-16; 11:15 am]
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