Funding for DoD CDMRP prostate cancer research in 2014

According to the Report of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations (see p. 273) it is currently proposed that the Prostate Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program will again receive $80 million in funding for the financial year 2014.

This is the same amount as this Prostate Cancer Research Program has received for most of the past several years. It would be nice to see an increase, but in the current fiscal environment in the USA, not having one’s budget cut for programs like this is still a big win! These funds will allow the Department of Defense to continue its efforts to move research into prostate cancer forward at a “good clip”!

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink (and no doubt others like the members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable) thank all our readers who made the effort to contact their representatives to seek to maintain this level of funding. Of course we still don’t know whether the equivalent Senate appropriations committee will go along with this recommendation, but we hope so.

One Response

  1. Continued funding for the PCRP in the fiscal/political environment in the House is indeed a welcome surprise. I’m confident the President and the Senate will be supportive. I’m also thinking that strange politcal bedfellow of the President’s on this issue, former Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida, a “birther,” is largely to thank for changing the House climate toward the PCRP. He did not make it back to the House, but he seems to have left a fortunate legacy.

    Thank you Rep. Stearns!

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