CDMRP PCRP Passes A Hurdle For Its 2016 Funding

About one hour ago I received some good news from Zero pertaining to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.   The HAC-D report of the FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill has the Prostate Cancer Research Program funded at $80M. The full bill can be seen here : and the CDMRP numbers are found on page 273. The [...]

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 [...]

DOD Gets a Thumbs Up From Congress for FY14 – Some Great News

Yesterday we did have some good news for cancer survivors which didn’t get any significant attention. Most of the media attention from yesterday’s congressional budget vote was focused on an amendment dealing with NSA surveillance, the House did actually vote on final passage on the FY14 Defense Appropriations bill which included funding for the Department [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]