U.S. Senate Cancer Coalition, Hearings September 29, 1995
September 29, 1995
has revealed previously unknown links between genetics
and cancer and other diseases. This new knowledge has
raised difficult new issues in law, medicine, social
policy and ethics.
"Would you want to take a genetic test that could
determine which diseases--such as cancer--you are
likely to develop in the future?
Should test results be available to insurers?
On September 29, 1995 the Senate Cancer Coalition, co-chaired
by Dianne Feinstein and Connie Mack held hearing on these,
and related issues.
Opening statement of Senator Mack and Senator Feinstein.
Dr. Richard Klausner, Director, National Cancer Institute
Dr. Francis Collins,
Director, National Center for Human Genome Research
President, A-T Children's Project, Boca Raton, FL
Harvie Raymond, Vice-President, Health Insurance Association of America
Fran Visco, President,
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Caryn E. Lerman, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical
Center, Washington, D.C.
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