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Protect the Department of Defense CDMRP Prostate Cancer Research Program (DoD PCRP)

YOUR DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011 On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. H.R. 2219, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 (Rep. Young (FL) - Appropriations), has been placed on the House calendar for then. As part of H.R. 2219 [...]

Update on Potential DOD Funding for the Prostate Cancer Program

From Anthony Hardie, Madison, Wis. All: I've just gone through the full Defense Committee bill (before yesterday's markup) and the corresponding report language on the various CDMRP programs. The results are below. FY12 Defense Appropriations -- Full Committee Bill (before yesterday's markup): 1. Several programs would not be funded at all: most notably the sort [...]

A Personal Request – Help Us Save The Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

U.S. SENATE: Save the Prostate Cancer Research Program Now it is time to write your U.S. Senators - TODAY! A few weeks ago I requested that you write to your member of the House of Representatives, now it is time to write to the other side of congress, the Senate. Write your U.S. Senators today [...]

A Personal Request – Help Us Save The Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

Federal research funding for prostate cancer accounts for around $400 million per year. The Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense has received about $80 million per year since 2001. Funding at the PCRP has accelerated the clinical trial process for several drugs over the past couple of years including the recently approved [...]

FDA Approves Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) for Late-Stage Prostate Cancer

The long awaited FDA approval of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate), a once-daily oral agent, for the treatment of castration-resistant, metastatic prostate cancer following docetaxel chemotherapy has happened! Malecare celebrates this approval as it celebrates the significant numbers of new drug approvals we have had over the last year and one half. The approval of Zytiga represents [...]

Update On the Status of Funding for the DoD for fiscal 2011

There has been some movement in the House of Representatives pertaining to the issue of future funding for the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (DoD). The budget debate continues to slog on. We still could see an eventual governmental shut down if the members of congress are still unable to either pass a [...]

We Still need Your Support To Insure The Survival of the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)

I have been writing about the dire need for us to reach out to our congressional delegates and demand they support funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). If you have not yet contacted your congressional members, please do it. Don’t forget you also need to let your entire email list and address book [...]

Fighting Cancer Is a Defense Department Obligation

Posted: March 18, 2011 10:24 AM : The Huffington Post "At last week's Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer meeting, the speakers included not only doctors, but patients. We patients also help review the grant applications of the scientists. We seek innovative proposals to cure or slow prostate cancer, or reduce its notorious pain, and the [...]

“It’s Time to Badger Congress —- Yet Again, Pretty Please!

If you read my previous post ,you will see Senator McCain’s plan to eliminate the Prostate Cancer Research Program within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP). The loss of this program could shorten many of our lives and add significantly to our pain and suffering.    Now is the time to work with the rest of [...]

The Washington Post and DOD Funding – Let Your Comments Be Seen By the Members of Congress

The Washington Post has written an article about the funding controversy  surrounding the Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Programs.  I urge everyone to go to the web site and add your comments.  Members of congress do read the Washington Post daily. Please go to: The Washington Post It would be a good idea if [...]

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