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Politics As Usual As Congress Prepares To Not Pass The Budget – A Potential Devastating Problem for Medical Research

It is deeply troubling  to learn that Congress is considering not completing the fiscal year 2017 budget appropriations process.  Because of the normal political fighting that we still see in Washington, Congress is now considering passing a short-term or even long-term budget continuing resolution instead of the negotiated budget resolution they have worked so hard and invested so many of our tax paid hours on creating. Moving in this direction would have devastating consequences for medical research, including the  Defense Health Research Programs at the Department of Defense (DoD) of which our own Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) is a [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|advocacy, DOD, DOD PCRP, NIH, Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 20,000 Have Pledged to Boycott CVS & Caremark until they sell Cancer Drugs Again- CVS removing many cancer drugs, including Xtandi, from it’s formulary

Sign pledge to boycott CVS here: http://bit.ly/2gAJlno CVS Pharmacy will hurt many cancer patients by removing dozens of cancer treatment drugs, like leukemia drug Tasigna, prostate cancer drug Xtandi and chemotherapy treatment drug Neupogen, from their formulary, starting in 2017. CVS claims these drugs cost too much. Go ahead and tell that to my insurance provider and Medicare but don’t stop selling these drugs to me and millions of cancer patients. It's our belief that CVS is putting profit above the care of cancer patients. If CVS can make money by selling cheap cosmetics and imported cookies, then, we imagine [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|advocacy|0 Comments

POM Wonderful Misled Its Customers – Do You Take Pomegranate Juice or Supplements?

Many of us have believed that pomegranate juice like POM Wonderful and POMx supplements treat, prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer or erectile dysfunction?  The simple truth is that this assertion has been called into question and might not be true! According to the Federal Trade Commission and a decision by a U.S. federal court, pomegranate juice and supplements might not be the heaven sent elixir we have been led to believe. In a decision by the FTC: The company POM Wonderful that makes POM cannot state such claims in their advertising. This FTC decision was appealed to [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Politics of Cancer, supplements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Malecare Founder and Executive Director Darryl Mittendorf Recognized For His Major Contributions To The Prostate Cancer Community By PCRI

Malecare's Founder and Executive Director Darryl Mitteldorf was this years PCRI winner of the Harry Pinchot Award.  He is  long deserving of this award.  I would like to thank Darryl for his years and years of work and PCRI for recognizing his major contributions to our prostate cancer community. Thank you Darryl A video of Darryl Mitteldorf accepting the  Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) 2016 Harry Pinchot Award https://youtu.be/aBo3N59oIvo 

By | September 22nd, 2016|advocacy, Inspiration, mental health, survivorship, Uncategorized|0 Comments