Bill Setting Up Revolving Fund for Rare Brain Cancer Passes House

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 15:57

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa, passed House Bill 3940 off the House floor today. This bill seeks to establish a grant that can receive public and private dollars to be used by Oklahoma universities to conduct research that will lead to a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare but aggressive form of brain cancer found in children, which is always terminal.

“This grant fund will get us on the path to ensure work is being done to find a cure and treat this devastating disease that affects our youngest Oklahomans” Provenzano said. “Because this is a rare disease, we need to make sure people are aware of it and its deadliness, and that we are working on treatment options.”

This past legislative session, Oklahoma established the eleventh of December as “Addie’s Day.” Addie Bourasaw was a 9-year-old little girl from Tulsa who passed away in April 2022 from DIPG.

 

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