Senate ResolutionNo. 45

Introduced by Senators Bates, Anderson, Hall, Leno, and Nguyen

August 20, 2015

Senate Resolution No. 45—Relative to Curing Stomach Cancer Month.

P1    1WHEREAS, Stomach cancer is among the cancers with the
2lowest five-year survival rate; and

3WHEREAS, Out of 24,500 new cases diagnosed each year in
4the United States, 11,000 people will die in the first year of
5diagnosis; and

6WHEREAS, Eighty percent of stomach cancer is diagnosed at
7stage IV, which only has a 4 percent five-year survival rate; and

8WHEREAS, It is estimated that more than 72,000 people in the
9United States are currently living with stomach cancer; and

10WHEREAS, Stomach cancer has increased by 70 percent in
11young adults between 25 and 39 years of age since 1977; and

12WHEREAS, The overall survival rate for stomach cancer is 28
13percent and stomach cancer mortality rates have remained relatively
14unchanged over the past 30 years; and

15WHEREAS, Stomach cancer continues to be one of the leading
16causes of cancer-related death; now, therefore, be it

17Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate
18designates the month of November 2015 as Curing Stomach Cancer
19Month in the State of California; and be it further

20Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of
21this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.