Lance Announces New Initiative to Accelerate The Pace of Medical Breakthroughs

August 8, 2014

Congressman Leonard Lance today, July 25, announced his office is welcoming constituent testimony and comment on a major initiative launched by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The 21st Century Cures Initiative seeks to accelerate the pace of cures by exploring advancements in technology, the role of federal programming, regulation and research and how best to contribute to medical breakthroughs.

“Remarkable advancements in technology and innovation are transforming health care in the 21st century and presenting an excellent opportunity to advance new cures and treatments. Many young people will see cures in their lifetime for some of today’s greatest public health challenges. To help get there, the 21st Century Cures Initiative is– for the first time– taking a comprehensive look at the full arc of accelerating cures. To do this right we need firsthand experience and testimony from people who fight this battle every day,” said Lance, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “We need the ideas and contributions from patients, health care professionals, innovators and those advocating for a loved one.”

Lance is asking constituents from New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District to email in their ideas, suggestions or questions on the initiative to [email protected]. These ideas will then be researched and incorporated into a report Lance will present to the Committee.

“New Jersey has always been on the forefront of scientific advancement and medical innovation. If we want to save lives, tackle these major challenges together and keep New Jersey and the United States as an innovation capital then we need all the good ideas we can get,” concluded Lance.


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