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Emergency Alert- We Need to Respond – The U.S. Senate Threatens to Cut the DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program Budget

In my most humble opinion among the most vital and impactful program in the world, which supports prostate cancer research funding and prostate cancer research resources, is in trouble. It is the only government program that funds only prostate cancer research. All of its research funding mechanisms are designed to fund high risk and potentially [...]

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Increases FY14 DOD Budget Markup

The US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense yesterday marked-up their version of the FY14 Defense Appropriations Act. The full committee is scheduled to mark up tomorrow Thursday). The following is an excerpt from the committee’s summary of the bill: Significant increases to DoD medical research efforts, including: o $200 million for the Peer-Reviewed Medical Research [...]

DOD PCRP Gets Funded for the 2014 Budget Year

I have often discussed the importance of the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), which is a part of the Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Program. The program is geared to delivering funding for prostate cancer research that is translational, or will be quickly interpreted in the clinic. Like all other government funding it very [...]

Good News – We Have Made It Over Another Funding Hurdle for the Department of Defense Medical Research Program for Fiscal 2013

Yesterday May 16, 2012, the House Appropriations Committee released their draft committee report to accompany the FY13 Defense Appropriations Act. This draft included the CDMRP requested budget for 2013. The good news is that the ask includes $80 million dollars for the Prostate Cancer Research Program. Although this is the same amount prostate cancer received [...]

Become A CDMRP Reviewer and Influence the Direction of Prostate Cancer Research

The Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has received our fiscal year 2012 (FY12) funding to support research projects in the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of Prostate Cancer. This is a critical request and it is important that prostate cancer survivors participate in research [...]

House Passes A 915 Billion Dollar Package Including DOD Funding

The good news is here, the House voted 296-121 Friday to pass a $915-billion spending package to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year, likely staving off a threatened midnight government shutdown. Now we have to hear from the Senate to be sure that the Prostate Cancer Research Program in the [...]

It Looks As If We Have Saved The CDMRP Programs For Another Year

I woke up this morning to some potentially good news. Last night the congressional committee finalized their reconciliation report and filed the final FY12 Omnibus Report. I am over joyed to report that the Report included the Peer Reviewed Compressional Directed Medical Research Programs that had become the target of budget cutters. Many of us [...]

The House Approves the FY12 DoD Appropriations Bill – Yea

We dodged a bullet… for now! I’m pleased to report that the House just approved the FY12 DoD Appropriations Bill by a vote of 331-83. No amendments were offered to reduce or eliminate CDMRP (the Department of Defense Medical Research Program) funding. At this time we have managed to maintain the funding for the Prostate [...]

The House Votes to Restore Funding for the Prostate Cancer DOD Program to 2011 Levels!

Yesterday there was an amendment passed on the House floor to restore the Prostate Cancer Research Program's 2012 funding to $80 million. The Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2219) originally was slated to allocate only $64 million to the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), a 20% reduction from last year’s funding. Restoring these [...]

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