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 funds to 2011 levels couldn’t have been done without the
hard work of Congressman Stearns, his staff, the countless advocates
around the country and all of you who heeded my requests to contact your member of Congress!
The battle is not over, but we have turned the tide.
Thank you all.
Joel T Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.