Cancer Control Month, 2019, 13487-13488 [2019-06806]

Download as PDF 13487 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 65 Thursday, April 4, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9853 of March 29, 2019 The President Cancer Control Month, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Cancer Control Month, we recognize the fearless spirit of millions of Americans who are battling cancer and celebrate the nearly 17 million cancer survivors who are alive today. We also solemnly remember and honor the memory of those beloved family members, friends, and neighbors who have been taken from us by this terrible disease. As I have said many times, our Nation will never give up our search for effective and innovative medical procedures to treat and prevent all forms of cancer. Last year, more than 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with some form of cancer and over 600,000 lost their lives to this disease—the second leading cause of death in the United States. There are, however, many hopeful signs of progress. The combined rate of death from all cancers continues to decline among both men and women, and death rates for many of the most common types of cancer—including lung, colon, and breast—are trending downward. These encouraging statistics reflect the outstanding work of our Nation’s dedicated healthcare professionals to diagnose cancers at earlier stages and to improve prevention and treatment. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Americans can take important steps to decrease their risk of developing cancer. Maintaining a normal weight, practicing healthy eating habits, and engaging in regular physical activity are critical to preventing kidney, endometrial, esophageal, colon, and other forms of cancer. Avoiding the use of tobacco and excessive consumption of alcohol can also help the body prevent and fight cancers. Americans should also discuss their family health histories with their doctors and get recommended cancer screenings, which can lead to early diagnosis and help increase the odds of beating the disease. My Administration is committed to supporting cutting-edge research and groundbreaking medical advances and treatments that better help cancer patients. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are actively pursuing new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers, with special emphasis in the developing fields of genomics, precision medicine, and immunotherapy. Last year, I signed into law the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act of 2018 to advance research on childhood cancers and effective treatments, support survivors, and better identify and track pediatric cancer rates. I also signed into law ‘‘Right to Try’’ legislation, which provides people diagnosed with terminal illnesses expanded options for care and treatment. And I am working with the Congress to invest $500 million over the next decade in cancer-related research to enable our Nation’s best scientists and doctors to learn from every child with cancer, creating new opportunities to understand the unique causes of and find the best cures for childhood cancer. We will control and defeat cancer, which has inflicted devastating suffering on too many American families. I have complete confidence in our Nation’s innovators and scientists to overcome every challenge as they work day in and day out to rid us of this disease. Together, we will find the longsought cure and eradicate the pain and death caused by the scourge of cancer. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 13488 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 2019 as Cancer Control Month. I call upon the people of the United States to speak with their doctors and healthcare providers to learn more about preventative measures that can save lives. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control cancer. I also invite the Governors of the States and Territories and officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to join me in recognizing Cancer Control Month. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. [FR Doc. 2019–06806 Filed 4–3–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Apr 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04APD0.SGM 04APD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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Vol. 84

Thursday,

No. 65

April 4, 2019

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9853--Cancer Control Month, 2019



Proclamation 9854--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2019



Proclamation 9855--National Donate Life Month, 2019



Proclamation 9856--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 
Month, 2019



Proclamation 9857--Second Chance Month, 2019



Memorandum of April 1, 2019--Delaying Submission of the Small Business 
Report Under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015


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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 65 / Thursday, April 4, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9853 of March 29, 2019

                
Cancer Control Month, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Cancer Control Month, we recognize the fearless 
                spirit of millions of Americans who are battling cancer 
                and celebrate the nearly 17 million cancer survivors 
                who are alive today. We also solemnly remember and 
                honor the memory of those beloved family members, 
                friends, and neighbors who have been taken from us by 
                this terrible disease. As I have said many times, our 
                Nation will never give up our search for effective and 
                innovative medical procedures to treat and prevent all 
                forms of cancer.

                Last year, more than 1.7 million Americans were 
                diagnosed with some form of cancer and over 600,000 
                lost their lives to this disease--the second leading 
                cause of death in the United States. There are, 
                however, many hopeful signs of progress. The combined 
                rate of death from all cancers continues to decline 
                among both men and women, and death rates for many of 
                the most common types of cancer--including lung, colon, 
                and breast--are trending downward. These encouraging 
                statistics reflect the outstanding work of our Nation's 
                dedicated healthcare professionals to diagnose cancers 
                at earlier stages and to improve prevention and 
                treatment.

                Americans can take important steps to decrease their 
                risk of developing cancer. Maintaining a normal weight, 
                practicing healthy eating habits, and engaging in 
                regular physical activity are critical to preventing 
                kidney, endometrial, esophageal, colon, and other forms 
                of cancer. Avoiding the use of tobacco and excessive 
                consumption of alcohol can also help the body prevent 
                and fight cancers. Americans should also discuss their 
                family health histories with their doctors and get 
                recommended cancer screenings, which can lead to early 
                diagnosis and help increase the odds of beating the 
                disease.

                My Administration is committed to supporting cutting-
                edge research and groundbreaking medical advances and 
                treatments that better help cancer patients. 
                Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are 
                actively pursuing new approaches for the diagnosis and 
                treatment of cancers, with special emphasis in the 
                developing fields of genomics, precision medicine, and 
                immunotherapy. Last year, I signed into law the 
                Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and 
                Research Act of 2018 to advance research on childhood 
                cancers and effective treatments, support survivors, 
                and better identify and track pediatric cancer rates. I 
                also signed into law ``Right to Try'' legislation, 
                which provides people diagnosed with terminal illnesses 
                expanded options for care and treatment. And I am 
                working with the Congress to invest $500 million over 
                the next decade in cancer-related research to enable 
                our Nation's best scientists and doctors to learn from 
                every child with cancer, creating new opportunities to 
                understand the unique causes of and find the best cures 
                for childhood cancer.

                We will control and defeat cancer, which has inflicted 
                devastating suffering on too many American families. I 
                have complete confidence in our Nation's innovators and 
                scientists to overcome every challenge as they work day 
                in and day out to rid us of this disease. Together, we 
                will find the long-sought cure and eradicate the pain 
                and death caused by the scourge of cancer.

[[Page 13488]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 April 2019 as Cancer 
                Control Month. I call upon the people of the United 
                States to speak with their doctors and healthcare 
                providers to learn more about preventative measures 
                that can save lives. I encourage citizens, government 
                agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, 
                and other interested groups to join in activities that 
                will increase awareness of what Americans can do to 
                prevent and control cancer. I also invite the Governors 
                of the States and Territories and officials of other 
                areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States 
                to join me in recognizing Cancer Control Month.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-06806
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