A piece of good news from Washington, DC

The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink has heard that, as part of the final resolution of the US federal budget for fiscal year 2017 (which passed the Senate yesterday), there has been a $10 million increase in funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) within the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

The budget for the PCRP has been stuck at $80 million for several years now, so this increase in the budget up to $90 million for FY 17 for the single largest government-funded, prostate cancer-specific research initiative in the US is a major “win” for the prostate cancer advocacy community, and we are pleased to acknowledge all the hard work put into this by a broad swathe of prostate cancer advocacy organizations — but most particularly the Prostate Cancer Foundation, ZERO, the Men’s Health Network, and their collaborators.

One Response

  1. This was great! Thanks for sharing. Maybe all of our contact with reps has made a difference.

    I don’t get much good news these days so this was a relief.

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