Dec 15, 2000
Press Release
Rep. Carolyn Maloney hailed the passage today of a bill that included $935,000 for the NYU Program in Women's Cancer. The money was included in the final fiscal year 2001 appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which passed the House by a vote of 292-60.

"For too long, forms of cancer that specifically affect women received too little attention. This funding will allow the center to help us develop a roadmap for understanding -- and hopefully curing -- these dreaded diseases," said Maloney.

The NYU Program in Women's Cancer will research cancers that primarily affect the female reproductive tract with a focus on minority women. This program will also work with clinical training groups and research programs from the NYU Comprehensive Cancer Center to broaden the impact of research findings. The Program in Women's Cancer will focus research on gender differences in the prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes in non-reproductive tract cancers. This funding will be used to construct, build, and rehabilitate existing space to house the Program in Women's Cancer and to purchase necessary equipment for this program.

Maloney has led the Congressional effort to fund this program for several years. In March, she spearheaded a letter from the New York State delegation to the Appropriations Committee asking for funding. And in April, she personally testified before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on behalf of this project. She was also instrumental in securing $1 million for this project for fiscal year 2000.