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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Announces Important Health Grant for the Virgin Islands

“The Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry Grant will make it possible for the registry to improve and continue to provide data for cancer research and epidemiological studies,” stated Congresswoman Plaskett

Washington, July 24, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a Member of the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, released the following statement announcing two important Grants for the Virgin Islands:

“I am proud to announce that the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive the Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Agency announced that the Virgin Islands Department of Health Group would receive a $240,412 award.”

“In 1999, territorial law established the Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry to collect and analyze data on incident cases diagnosed in the USVI Territory. The Virgin Islands Central Cancer Registry Grant will make it possible for the registry to improve and continue to provide data for cancer research and epidemiological studies.”

“The grant is significant to the residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands because it enables the Virgin Islands Department of Health Group to continue collecting data used to monitor and assess overall cancer incidence and trends in the territory, which in turn may be used by public health professionals for program development and evaluation.”