November 15, 2011
The legislative process is complex, and Congress can be a difficult branch of government to navigate to have a positive impact on prevention policy. Having Congressional champions is critical, and Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a steadfast supporter of prevention, research and quality of care. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program recently honored her for her work in this regard. As we observe lung cancer awareness month, Congresswoman Capps’ work in support of lung cancer patients in Congress is critical in helping reduce incidence and mortality from a disease that is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths.