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June 17, 2013

Gene Patenting Ruling a Victory for Common Sense

Wasserman Schultz tested BRCA2 positive, a gene at the heart of the case WASHINGTON – Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Association of Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics that patents cannot be held on naturally occurring genes. This ruling has broad ramifications for cancer patients, and individuals seeking to learn […]

May 17, 2013

Wasserman Schultz on Angelina Jolie Sharing Her Health Care Story

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement regarding Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she carries the BRCA-1 gene mutation: “Today, we learned that actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning she carries a genetic mutation, BRCA-1, […]

February 5, 2012

Statement About Today’s Komen Announcement

WASHINGTON – The Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation announced today that it is reversing its decision regarding grants for Planned Parenthood. In response, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) released the following statement: “As a breast cancer survivor and a long-time supporter of both organizations, I am pleased that Susan G. Komen for the […]

October 31, 2011

Knowledge is Best Defense in Fight Against Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “As we celebrate 25 years of breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment by proudly displaying pink ribbons everywhere from the work place to NFL football games, it’s important that we remember the reason behind the tiny pink ribbon. […]

Knowledge is Best Defense in Fight Against Breast Cancer

WASHINGTON – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “As we celebrate 25 years of breast cancer awareness, education and empowerment by proudly displaying pink ribbons everywhere from the work place to NFL football games, it’s important that we remember the reason behind the tiny pink ribbon. […]

September 24, 2011

Wasserman Schultz’s Legislation Ensuring Access to Second Opinions for Patients Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON – President Obama recently signed into law the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249), which included an important provision sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) for a study on patient access to genetic tests. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s part of the bill, based upon her legislation H.R. 2276, requires the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

July 15, 2011

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz uses her resolve to fight cancer, lead DNC.

By Alex Leary, Times Staff Writer Intensity fuels Wasserman Schultz in personal and political pursuits. WASHINGTON – Nine days after undergoing a double mastectomy, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz flew home to South Florida to host a fundraiser for Democrats with special guest Nancy Pelosi. No one knew about the cancer. She wore a boxy […]

September 16, 2010

Wasserman Schultz Resolution to Designate National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week Passes House Unanimously

(Washington, DC) – Today, in a unanimous show of support, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a House Resolution sponsored by Rep. Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) to designate the last week of September as National Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Week and the last Wednesday of the month as National Previvor Day. “Of all the […]

June 17, 2010

2nd Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

Members of the media beat members of Congress at softball Wednesday night, at the 2nd annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. The game was played at Guy Mason Park in the Glover Park neighborhood, and it was packed with political heavyweights. Biggest VIP? Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who came early on and stayed in the […]

May 11, 2010

They Have No Shame

I could hardly believe what I was reading. A recent story from Reuters News reported in disturbing detail that the nation’s largest health insurance company is singling out breast cancer patients and dropping their coverage: They had no idea that WellPoint was using a computer algorithm that automatically targeted them and every other policyholder recently […]

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