senate Bill S281

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Establishes the lung cancer early detection research pilot program to provide grants to public and private entities doing such research, and appropriates $10,000,000

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Jan 07, 2009 referred to finance

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S281 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S281

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing the
lung cancer early detection research pilot program; and making an
appropriation therefor


PURPOSE :
To create the Lung Cancer Early Detection Research Pilot Program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section one - adds a new article 20-B to the public health law to
create the Lung Cancer Early Detection Research Pilot Program. This
program directs the Commissioner of the Department of Health to award
not less than 10 competitive grants to public and non-profit private
entities to carry out long cancer early detection research.

Section two - appropriates $10 million to the department of health
from the tobacco settlement fund.

Section three - contains the effective date.

EXISTING LAW :
None.

JUSTIFICATION :
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths nationally and in
New York State, claiming more lives this year than breast, prostate,
and colon cancers--combined. This year approximately 13,390 New
Yorkers will be diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 9,500 will
die from the disease. Over 70% will be diagnosed at late stage
accounting for the low 15% five year survival rate.

This is why the Lung Cancer Alliance strongly encourages a bill to
help address this major public health crisis by supporting a lung
cancer early detection research program in New York State. The
Alliance suggests utilizing the comprehensive protocol that
encompasses pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis, that was developed under
best published clinical practices, and that was established by the
multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary research program that began at
22 sites in New York State in the year 1991 and was initiated as a
national and international program in the year 1993.

This legislation will make a difference in reducing cancer deaths
because it will allow lung cancer to be managed much earlier than it
currently is. Low income populations, particularly minorities and
underserved rural individuals, should be targeted to verify cost
efficacy in view of the high percentage of Medicaid patients in New
York State and lung cancer's higher incidence in that population and
the high cost of treating late stage lung cancer.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2008: S.5369 Finance; A.7803 Health 2007: S.5369 Passed Senate;
A.7803 Health

FISCAL, IMPLICATIONS :
$10 million to be allocated from the Tobacco Settlement Fund from the
Tobacco Settlement Fund.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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