For USA readers – Protect Our Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Funding

UPDATE June &, 2016 4:30 PM EST We won. The Durbin Amendment to save all cancer research funding at the Department of Defense passed 66-32, saving the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), which includes an important prostate cancer funding resource. Thank you to everyone from Malecare Cancer Support and all of our partner organizations for sending in your emails and making your phone calls. Three cheers for you! To see how your Senators voted on this important matter go to the bottom of this post.  If your Senator voted YEA send an email thanking them.  However, if they voted [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|DOD, DOD PCRP, Politics of Cancer, United States|0 Comments

Good News, The House Appropriations Committee Increases the Ask For The DoD PCRP Allocation for FY 2017

Today, I have some good news to share with you. Malecare, along with many other prostate cancer advocacy groups have been hard at work attempting to persuade members of Congress to not only maintain the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (DoD PCRP), but to increase its funding for the next fiscal year. I am happy to report that we have successfully made the first, vital step towards accomplishing our goal! We have just found out that the congressional appropriators have recommend that Congress increases by $10 million fiscal year 2017 funding level. The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee [...]

Some Good Funding News for the Prostate Cancer Community

The US Congress has just published the proposed Omnibus Budget for 2016. The good news is that the proposed budget includes the restoration of the 13.2 million dollars to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  for Prostate Cancer Prevention and Education and it also includes 80 million dollars for the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program.   Malecare  acknowledges all the hard work that Malecare Patient Action Leaders put into restoring the CDC funding.  You are all amazing. If you are interested in joining this select group of opinion leaders go to  

By | December 17th, 2015|advocacy, CDC, DOD, Uncategorized|0 Comments

View The Congressional Record And Read Senator McCain’s Attempt To Cut The DOD CDMRP

Yesterday, the United States Senate debated the Defense Spending Bill. As expected Senator McCain’s amendment came up for debate. I have attached a link to the Congressional Record, which includes both Senator McCain’s remarks against continuing support for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs as well as Senator Durbin’s response.   If you are interested in reading these two remarks go to the Record at: Go to page 69, third column to view Senator McCain’s remarks on his amendment.  Page a little further down to p. 71 -72 to view Senator Durbin’s rebuttal: Of particular note was the fact that [...]

By | June 18th, 2015|advocacy, DOD, Politics of Cancer|0 Comments
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