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 for last year (and for many other of the past years) it should be considered a major victory for us given the general economic climate and the propensity of the current congress to cut funds.
The full Appropriations Committee is marking the bill up today, so we are not yet at the finish line for the fiscal year of 2013.
To all of you you have taken an active role in advocating for the continued fundin of this vital program, I gave you a hardy “Well Done.”
Joel T Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.