President Barack Obama has signed the ‘Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act’, dedicating millions of dollars to paediatric medical research in the US.
It’s named in honour of Gabriella Miller who died from a brain tumour at the age of 10. Her family were at the White House to watch the President sign the bill.
President Obama said we need to invest in research so we can find out more about brain tumours, how they affect children relative to adults, and what more we can do to make sure that what the Miller family went through is not something that has to be repeated.
In Australia, brain cancer kills more children than any other cancer or disease. Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is continuing to engage with government at all levels to fund medical research and coordination of care for brain cancer patients.