U.S. Congress Passes Omnibus Funding with Significant Increases for Medical Research

We have some good news, the United States Congress has passed the Omnibus spending package.  The package will fund the U.S. Government through fiscal 2016.  We should take note that this bill includes a $2 billion increase for the National Institute of Health (NIH), a 5% increase for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the [...]

Malecare and the New York State Prostate Cancer Coalition Are Victorious and Force the Hand of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to Fund $3,000,000 Towards Prostate Cancer Research

Approximately 2 years ago Malecare and the New York State Prostate Coalition began asking questions about where the State of New York was hiding approximately $3,000,000 in funding for prostate cancer research. Each year New York State residents are asked to check off a little box on their state tax return donating an additional dollar [...]

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 [...]

Announcing A New Research Platform – Start A Cure

The news is in, and it is bad. It is as bad as many of us feared. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced that their across-the-board budget sequester cuts are going to equal 1.71 billion dollars. The NIH is responsible for the majority of cancer research performed in the United States. For the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Support Prostate Cancer Research Funding NOW

The Department of Defense manages a significant fund given by congress to finance high risk and high impact research. One of the specific diseases that is funded is prostate cancer. In my personal opinion this particular program has had a significant effect on our lives. Unfortunately, prostate cancer has continued to take a back seat [...]