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Endometrial Cancer Research and Education Act of 2020

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5794 

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand research and education 
with respect to endometrial cancer, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 
Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia (for himself, Ms. NORTON, Mr. COHEN, Mrs. 

BEATTY, Ms. KELLY of Illinois, Mr. BISHOP of Georgia, Mr. 
BUTTERFIELD, Mr. CARSON of Indiana, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. 
THOMPSON of Mississippi, Ms. PRESSLEY, Mr. LAWSON of Florida, Mr. 
HASTINGS, Ms. BLUNT ROCHESTER, Ms. JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. GREEN 
of Texas, Ms. FUDGE, Mr. PAYNE, Ms. BASS, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. 
RUSH, Mr. BROWN of Maryland, Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois, Mr. 
RICHMOND, Mr. JEFFRIES, Mr. MEEKS, Ms. JACKSON LEE, Mr. JOHN-
SON of Georgia, Mrs. WATSON COLEMAN, Ms. PLASKETT, and Mr. CLY-
BURN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 
on Energy and Commerce 

A BILL 
To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand research 

and education with respect to endometrial cancer, and 
for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Endometrial Cancer 4

Research and Education Act of 2020’’. 5

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SEC. 2. FINDINGS. 1

Congress finds the following: 2

(1) Endometrial cancer is cancer of the lining 3

of the uterus (or endometrium) and is the most com-4

mon form of uterine cancer. 5

(2) Endometrial cancer is the fourth most com-6

mon cancer diagnosed in women, after breast, lung, 7

and colon cancer. 8

(3) Endometrial cancer mainly affects post-9

menopausal women, with most women diagnosed be-10

tween age 55 and 64. 11

(4) Women with polycystic ovary syndrome 12

(PCOS) and uterine leiomyoma have an increased 13

risk of developing endometrial cancer. 14

(5) Unlike most other types of cancer, the inci-15

dence of endometrial cancer, particularly aggressive 16

subtypes of such cancer, has been increasing in the 17

United States among all women, particularly among 18

African-American and Asian women, with a 2.5 an-19

nual percent change for both groups. 20

(6) In comparison to non-Hispanic White 21

women, African-American women have significantly 22

higher incidence rates of aggressive endometrial can-23

cers. 24

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(7) Such incidence rates for Hispanic and Asian 1

women are equal to or lower than such incidence 2

rates for non-Hispanic White women. 3

(8) Although non-Hispanic White women are 4

more likely to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer 5

in comparison to African-American women, the rate 6

of mortality is higher for African-American women. 7

(9) Currently, the cause of such disparity is un-8

known. Researchers have studied the disparity in re-9

lation to the time between diagnosis and treatment 10

of endometrial cancer, including socioeconomic fac-11

tors. 12

SEC. 3. EXPANDING RESEARCH AND EDUCATION WITH RE-13

SPECT TO ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. 14

(a) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH.—Part B of 15

title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284 16

et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following 17

new section: 18

‘‘SEC. 409K. ENDOMETRIAL CANCER. 19

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Director of NIH shall— 20

‘‘(1) expand, intensify, and coordinate programs 21

to conduct and support research with respect to 22

endometrial cancer; and 23

‘‘(2) communicate to medical professionals and 24

researchers, including through the endometrial can-25

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cer public education program established under sec-1

tion 399V–7, the disparity in the diagnosis of 2

endometrial cancer between African-American 3

women and non-Hispanic White women and any new 4

research relating to endometrial cancer. 5

‘‘(b) COORDINATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTES.— 6

The Director of NIH shall coordinate activities carried out 7

by the Director pursuant to subsection (a) with similar 8

activities carried out by— 9

‘‘(1) the Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriv-10

er National Institute of Child Health and Human 11

Development; 12

‘‘(2) the Director of the National Institute on 13

Minority Health and Health Disparities; and 14

‘‘(3) the Director of the Office of Research on 15

Women’s Health. 16

‘‘(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For 17

purposes of carrying out this section, there is authorized 18

to be appropriated $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 19

through 2023.’’. 20

(b) CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVEN-21

TION.—Part P of title III of the Public Health Service 22

Act (42 U.S.C. 280g et seq.) is amended by adding at 23

the end the following new section: 24

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‘‘SEC. 399V–7. ENDOMETRIAL CANCER PUBLIC EDUCATION 1

PROGRAM. 2

‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, acting through 3

the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-4

vention, shall develop and disseminate to the public infor-5

mational materials on endometrial cancer, including the 6

incidence rate of such cancer, the risk factors for devel-7

oping such cancer, the increased risk for ethnic minority 8

women to develop such cancer, and the range of available 9

treatments for such cancer. Any informational material 10

developed pursuant to the previous sentence may be trans-11

mitted to a nonprofit organization; institution of higher 12

education; Federal, State, or local agency; or media entity 13

for purposes of disseminating such material to the public. 14

‘‘(b) CONSULTATION.—In developing and dissemi-15

nating informational materials under subsection (a), the 16

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preven-17

tion shall consult with the Administrator of the Health 18

Resources and Services Administration. 19

‘‘(c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For 20

purposes of carrying out this section, there is authorized 21

to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for 22

each of fiscal years 2021 through 2023.’’. 23

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(5)Unlike most other types of cancer, the incidence of endometrial cancer, particularly aggressive subtypes of such cancer, has been increasing in the United States among all women, particularly among African-American and Asian women, with a 2

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(c)Authorization of appropriationsFor purposes of carrying out this section, there is authorized to be appropriated $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2021 through 2023

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