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Public Law 107-260

Benign Brain Tumor Cancer Registries Amendment Act

Section 1. Short Title.

This Act may be cited as the 'Benign Brain Tumor Cancer Registries Amendment Act'.

Section 2. National Program of Cancer Registries; Benign Brain-Related Tumors as Additional Category of Data Collected.

  1. In General - Section 399B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 280e), as redesignated by section 502(2)(A) of Public Law 106-310 (114 Stat. 1115), is amended in subsection (a)—
    1. by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as subparagraphs (A) through (E), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
    2. by striking '(a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary' and inserting the following:

    'a. In General -

    1. Statewide Cancer Registries - The Secretary;
      (3) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) (as so redesignated), by striking 'population-based' and all that follows through 'data' and inserting the following: 'population-based, statewide registries to collect, for each condition specified in paragraph (2)(A), data'; and
      (4) by adding at the end the following:
    2. Cancer; Benign Brain-Related Tumors -
      1. In General - For purposes of paragraph (1), the conditions referred to in this paragraph are the following:
        1. Each form of in-situ and invasive cancer (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin), including malignant brain-related tumors.
        2. Benign brain-related tumors.
      2. Brain-Related Tumor - For purposes of subparagraph (A):
        1. The term 'brain-related tumor' means a listed primary tumor (whether malignant or benign) occurring in any of the following sites:
        2. The term 'listed', with respect to a primary tumor, means a primary tumor that is listed in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (commonly referred to as the ICD-O). (over)
          1. The brain, meninges, spinal cord, cauda equina, a cranial nerve or nerves, or any other part of the central nervous system.
          2. The pituitary gland, pineal gland, or craniopharyngeal duct.
        3. The term 'International Classification of Diseases for Oncology' means a classification system that includes topography (site) information and histology (cell type information) developed by the World Health Organization, in collaboration with international centers, to promote international comparability in the collection, classification, processing, and presentation of cancer statistics. The ICD-O system is a supplement to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known as the ICD) and is the standard coding system used by cancer registries worldwide. Such term includes any modification made to such system for purposes of the United States. Such term further includes any published classification system that is internationally recognized as a successor to the classification system referred to in the first sentence of this clause.
      3. Statewide Cancer Registry - References in this section to cancer registries shall be considered to be references to registries described in this subsection.'
  2. Applicability - The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to grants under section 399B of the Public Health Service Act for fiscal year 2002 and subsequent fiscal years, except that, in the case of a State that received such a grant for fiscal year 2000, the Secretary of Health and Human Services may delay the applicability of such amendments to the State for not more than 12 months if the Secretary determines that compliance with such amendments requires the enactment of a statute by the State or the issuance of State regulations.