Illinois Gov. Quinn signs cancer-related legislation -

Illinois Gov. Quinn signs cancer-related legislation

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two pieces of cancer-related legislation have been signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.

The Chicago Democrats' office says one bill bans insurance companies from not covering costs for routine care while cancer patients take part in clinical trials to try to fight their disease.

The second extends the "Ticket for the Cure" Illinois Lottery scratch-off ticket to raise money for breast cancer research.

Quinn signed the bills Monday at a ceremony in Chicago.

The law regarding clinical trials takes effect Jan. 1.

The other extends the breast cancer lottery ticket until 2016. The ticket had been set to end this year. It was renamed to honor former Illinois Lottery chief Carolyn Adams, who died of breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 44.

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