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ay 21, 2008, 10:08PM
Crow praises representative for cancer fight

A congressional hearing on breast cancer research overflowed Wednesday with young women waiting to glimpse Sheryl Crow — but the Grammy winner said the real “rock star” in the room was Rep. Sue Myrick.

Crow praised the Charlotte, N.C., Republican’s efforts to draw attention to cancer research. Both women survived breast cancer, and Myrick co-chairs a congressional cancer caucus.

“I want to know what causes this disease,” Crow told the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee. “We need to put more resources into figuring out what the environment has to do with breast cancer.”

Crow, who was diagnosedwith cancer in 2006, is a longtime breast cancer cure advocate. She joined Myrick in supporting a bill that would allow more federal money to be directed toward studying environmental influences on the second-leading killer of women.