U.S. SENATE—Yesterday U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) voiced her support for patients across the United States battling brain cancer.

During a meeting with Arizona advocates from the National Brain Tumor Society, McSally expressed her deepest sympathies to those struggling with brain cancer and their loved ones and pledged her support to expand research funding to treat the disease. 

“Over 138,000 patients and their families are battling malignant brain tumors,” said McSally. “Diagnoses like glioblastoma—which tragically took the life of Senator John McCain—are heartbreaking and often, incurable. I am committed to increasing brain cancer research to deliver hope to these patients amid their burden.”

On April 15, McSally toured the Ivy Brain Tumor Center in Phoenix, a nonprofit clinical trials program that offers state-of-the-art clinical trials for patients with even the most aggressive brain tumors.

McSally was a cosponsor of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, which has been reintroduced in the House as H.R. 647.