Amendment: 5 million euros / year for pediatric cancers - 13 nov. 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, Stéphane Vedrenne (co-founder of the Eva pour la vie association) met the deputy Eric Woerth, author of an amendment voted in the finance committee, aiming to allocate 18 million euros / year to research on childhood cancer. On November 13, this amendment, debated late at night, was not supported by Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn.
However, at the instigation of our association, committed members of parliament (Amélie de Montchalin, Benoit Simian, Laurianne Rossi) as well as member associations of Grandir Sans Cancer, the Minister of Research Frédérique Vidal decided to allocate a fund of 5 million euros per year dedicated to oncopediatric research.
Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, has decided to devote an additional 5 million euros to basic research in pediatric oncology. The use of this endowment is decided in conjunction with the representatives of the associations. The National Cancer Institute is in charge of coordinating the action plan.