About one hour ago I received some good news from Zero pertaining to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The HAC-D report of the FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill has the Prostate Cancer Research Program funded at $80M. The full bill can be seen here : http://appropriations.house.
gov/uploadedfiles/hrpt-114-hr- fy2016-defense.pdf and the CDMRP numbers are found on page 273.
The full committee mark-up of the Defense Bill is happening right now before the focus turns to the Senate.
Even though we really feel that this number should have been doubled we will still celebrate the flat appropriation. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the money has been committed, but it does mean that we have cleared one more hurdle. We need to continue our efforts to be sure that we have similar support in the Senate.
Thank you Zero for sharing this news.
Joel T. Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.