View The Congressional Record And Read Senator McCain’s Attempt To Cut The DOD CDMRP

Yesterday, the United States Senate debated the Defense Spending Bill. As expected Senator McCain’s amendment came up for debate. I have attached a link to the Congressional Record, which includes both Senator McCain’s remarks against continuing support for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs as well as Senator Durbin’s response.   If you are interested in [...]

What Does the Prostate Cancer CDMRP Do And Why Is It So Important?

The problems created by Senator McCain continue to be ever present.  Our friend, Senator Durbin has asked that we provide his office with additional background about the military nature of the research performed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), including the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP). In addition there is a very misguided [...]

We Need Your Story To Save The CDMRP – If You Have Benefitted From Xfigo, Xtandi or Zytiga Let Me Know

Most people don't know the many advances that the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (DOD PCRP) has brought to the PROSTATE CANCER COMMUNITY.  Did you know that the program is directly responsible for funding the initial development of three of the very new drugs we have available? The DOD PCRP is directly [...]

Funding Time for the DOD Prostate Cancer Research Program – Help Us To Protect It

Malecare has been an active and early member of the Defense Health Research Consortium. The consortium currently consists of 47 different organizations, which educate and advocate for research Department of Defense funding for multiple different diseases and syndromes. The consortium’s goal is to lobby Congress to continue to and to expand support for the Department [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]