Apr 13 2022

Graham, Senators Introduce Glioblastoma Awareness Day Resolution

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) last week introduced a Senate Resolution designating July 20, 2022 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.

“Glioblastoma is a devastating brain disease that has taken the lives of two of my very close friends and colleagues, Ted Kennedy and my dearest friend John McCain,” said Senator Graham. “To honor their lives and the lives of those currently battling glioblastoma, this resolution shines a light on this terrible disease and urges collaboration between brain tumor researchers so we can eradicate this cancer.”

The resolution:

  • Designates July 20, 2022 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
  • Encourages increased public awareness of glioblastoma.
  • Honors the individuals who have lost their lives to glioblastoma, a devastating disease, or are currently living with it.
  • Supports efforts to develop better treatments for glioblastoma that will improve the long-term prognosis of individuals diagnosed with glioblastoma.
  • Expresses its support for the individuals who are battling brain tumors, as well as the families, friends, and caregivers of those individuals.
  • Urges a collaborative approach to brain tumor research, which is a promising means of advancing the understanding and treatment of glioblastoma.

“John McCain serves as a constant source of inspiration to me and so many Arizonans. We’re honoring him and other Americans who have battled this disease and putting our support towards finding new treatments for glioblastoma and all brain cancers,” said Senator Sinema.

“Glioblastoma has taken the life of too many Arizonans, including the late Senator John McCain, who tirelessly served the State of Arizona even through his illness. Many have lost loved ones to this complex disease and we must remain focused on the steps being taken to improve treatments and find a cure,” said Senator Kelly.

“Virtually every American has been impacted by the tragedy of cancer, whether personally or through a loved one’s diagnosis,” said Senator Tim Scott. “Glioblastoma, the most deadly type of brain cancer, has taken the lives of too many Americans, including our colleagues Senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy. We must do everything in our power to support American ingenuity and collaboration on medical research to find the best treatments and, God willing, a cure for those fighting this disease.”

“Far too many are taken too early by Glioblastoma, including great Americans like Beau Biden and Senator John McCain,” said Senator Markey. “On behalf of the more than 240,000 lives lost every year from this disease in Massachusetts and around the world, I’m joining with my colleagues to underscore the critical need for research into this devastating disease so that we can identify innovative therapies and finally find a cure.”

“Glioblastoma is a cruel type of cancer which affects tens of thousands of Americans and has taken the lives of my friends: Beau Biden, John McCain, Ted Kennedy and others,” said Senator Coons. “Each year, we adopt this resolution to remind us of the tragedy that glioblastoma represents to American families and redouble our commitment to working toward a cure through better research and resources. I thank Senators Graham and Sinema for continuing to champion this critical work.”

“I want to thank my cosponsors, Senators Sinema, Kelly, Warren, Markey, Scott, and Coons” concluded Graham. “We are committed to combating and defeating this terrible disease.”