National Cancer Control Month, 2021, 17677-17678 [2021-07166]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Presidential Documents 17677 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10166 of March 31, 2021 National Cancer Control Month, 2021 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Despite the incredible advancements we have made in recent years, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Behind this statistic are millions of Americans who know the distress of receiving a cancer diagnosis, and millions more who watch family members or friends courageously fight this disease and too often succumb to it. Cancer is brutal and cruel, and I intimately understand the incalculable human toll that this disease inflicts on patients and their loved ones—a toll that strikes communities of color at disproportionately high rates. During National Cancer Control Month, we celebrate the progress made against this disease, and we reaffirm our national commitment to preventing cancer, improving treatments and the delivery of care, and finding a cure. This includes efforts to improve cancer prevention, promote early detection, enhance treatment, and support the needs of cancer survivors and caregivers. This issue is deeply personal for me—and as President, I am committed to ending cancer as we know it. Progress begins with helping people take steps to lower their risk for many kinds of cancer. Tobacco use remains the top cause of cancer deaths in the United States. By helping people quit smoking and limiting exposure to secondhand smoke, we can reduce cancer risk and save lives. Resources to help quit smoking can be found at SmokeFree.gov or by calling 1– 800–QUIT–NOW. Eating healthy, getting regular physical activity, limiting alcohol consumption, and reducing sun exposure when the sun is at its peak can also help reduce the risk of getting cancer. My Administration is proud to support efforts like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs, which help Americans in communities throughout the country get recommended cancer screenings. You can read more about these programs at cdc.gov/cancer. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 My Administration is also a proud supporter of ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest public clinical research database that gives patients, families, health care providers, researchers, and others easy access to information on clinical studies relating to a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cancer. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971. This landmark legislation cemented our Nation’s commitment to cancer research, establishing networks of cancer centers, clinical trials, data collection systems, and advanced research, without which many breakthroughs against cancer in recent years would not have occurred. In addition, the Cancer Moonshot, which former President Obama and I initiated in 2016, accelerated progress in cancer prevention, treatment, and cures, including by funding six Implementation Science Centers in cancer control. These centers were created to expand the use of proven cancer prevention and early detection strategies, especially among underserved, rural, and minority populations, which often have lower rates of cancer screening and thus find cancer at more advanced stages. You can read VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD1.SGM 06APD1 17678 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / Presidential Documents about these important research programs and breakthroughs by visiting cancer.gov. As part of the Cancer Moonshot, we also established the Oncology Center of Excellence at the Food and Drug Administration to drive faster and better integrated development of drugs, medical devices, and biological and other products to tackle this devastating disease. Find out more at fda.gov. This year, we must be especially mindful of the significant disruptions the COVID–19 pandemic is bringing to cancer care—delaying routine screening, diagnosis, and therapy. I urge Americans not to delay recommended screenings, doctor’s visits, and treatments. Because of the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans must cover a set of preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs, including many cancer screenings. In response to the COVID–19 pandemic, my Administration also announced a special enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, allowing uninsured individuals and families to sign up for health coverage and gain these protections through August 15th. I encourage you to visit healthcare.gov to explore your eligibility and get covered today. Our Nation has made extraordinary advances in the fight against cancer. Still, much work remains to be done. We owe it to every person who has lost their battle with this disease, every person living with this disease, and every person who may one day contract it, to continue working tirelessly to defeat it. During National Cancer Control Month, let us renew our efforts to save lives and spare suffering by accelerating our work to end cancer as we know it. NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2021 as National Cancer Control Month. 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. [FR Doc. 2021–07166 Filed 4–5–21; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295–F1–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Apr 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD1.SGM 06APD1 BIDEN.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC2 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfifth.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 64 / Tuesday, April 6, 2021 / 
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                Proclamation 10166 of March 31, 2021

                
National Cancer Control Month, 2021

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Despite the incredible advancements we have made in 
                recent years, cancer remains the second leading cause 
                of death in the United States. Behind this statistic 
                are millions of Americans who know the distress of 
                receiving a cancer diagnosis, and millions more who 
                watch family members or friends courageously fight this 
                disease and too often succumb to it. Cancer is brutal 
                and cruel, and I intimately understand the incalculable 
                human toll that this disease inflicts on patients and 
                their loved ones--a toll that strikes communities of 
                color at disproportionately high rates.

                During National Cancer Control Month, we celebrate the 
                progress made against this disease, and we reaffirm our 
                national commitment to preventing cancer, improving 
                treatments and the delivery of care, and finding a 
                cure. This includes efforts to improve cancer 
                prevention, promote early detection, enhance treatment, 
                and support the needs of cancer survivors and 
                caregivers. This issue is deeply personal for me--and 
                as President, I am committed to ending cancer as we 
                know it.

                Progress begins with helping people take steps to lower 
                their risk for many kinds of cancer. Tobacco use 
                remains the top cause of cancer deaths in the United 
                States. By helping people quit smoking and limiting 
                exposure to secondhand smoke, we can reduce cancer risk 
                and save lives. Resources to help quit smoking can be 
                found at SmokeFree.gov or by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW. 
                Eating healthy, getting regular physical activity, 
                limiting alcohol consumption, and reducing sun exposure 
                when the sun is at its peak can also help reduce the 
                risk of getting cancer.

                My Administration is proud to support efforts like the 
                Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National 
                Comprehensive Cancer Control and the National Breast 
                and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs, which 
                help Americans in communities throughout the country 
                get recommended cancer screenings. You can read more 
                about these programs at cdc.gov/cancer.

                My Administration is also a proud supporter of 
                ClinicalTrials.gov, the world's largest public clinical 
                research database that gives patients, families, health 
                care providers, researchers, and others easy access to 
                information on clinical studies relating to a wide 
                range of diseases and conditions, including cancer.

                This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the 
                National Cancer Act of 1971. This landmark legislation 
                cemented our Nation's commitment to cancer research, 
                establishing networks of cancer centers, clinical 
                trials, data collection systems, and advanced research, 
                without which many breakthroughs against cancer in 
                recent years would not have occurred.

                In addition, the Cancer Moonshot, which former 
                President Obama and I initiated in 2016, accelerated 
                progress in cancer prevention, treatment, and cures, 
                including by funding six Implementation Science Centers 
                in cancer control. These centers were created to expand 
                the use of proven cancer prevention and early detection 
                strategies, especially among underserved, rural, and 
                minority populations, which often have lower rates of 
                cancer screening and thus find cancer at more advanced 
                stages. You can read

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                about these important research programs and 
                breakthroughs by visiting cancer.gov.

                As part of the Cancer Moonshot, we also established the 
                Oncology Center of Excellence at the Food and Drug 
                Administration to drive faster and better integrated 
                development of drugs, medical devices, and biological 
                and other products to tackle this devastating disease. 
                Find out more at fda.gov.

                This year, we must be especially mindful of the 
                significant disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic is 
                bringing to cancer care--delaying routine screening, 
                diagnosis, and therapy. I urge Americans not to delay 
                recommended screenings, doctor's visits, and 
                treatments. Because of the Affordable Care Act, most 
                health insurance plans must cover a set of preventive 
                services with no out-of-pocket costs, including many 
                cancer screenings. In response to the COVID-19 
                pandemic, my Administration also announced a special 
                enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace, 
                allowing uninsured individuals and families to sign up 
                for health coverage and gain these protections through 
                August 15th. I encourage you to visit healthcare.gov to 
                explore your eligibility and get covered today.

                Our Nation has made extraordinary advances in the fight 
                against cancer. Still, much work remains to be done. We 
                owe it to every person who has lost their battle with 
                this disease, every person living with this disease, 
                and every person who may one day contract it, to 
                continue working tirelessly to defeat it. During 
                National Cancer Control Month, let us renew our efforts 
                to save lives and spare suffering by accelerating our 
                work to end cancer as we know it.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of 
                the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 
                2021 as National Cancer Control Month. 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.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fifth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2021-07166
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