Funding Cancer Research – Keeping it Brief

When I think about efforts to increase federal funding for research programs, the Ringo Starr lyrics “it don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy,” play over and over in my mind. While Ringo Starr wasn’t singing about federal funding, the phrase definitely holds true. TOPIC: FUNDING CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PEER…  Read More

Rep. Dent makes VA appropriations request

Fight Colorectal Cancer commends Congressional Advisory Committee member Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) for: his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and his addition to an appropriations bill that would encourage the VA to use funding to research colorectal cancer (including looking into a less-costly blood test screening.) Read the full report (see page 48)…  Read More

Delays in VA Affect Colon and Rectal Cancer Patients

by Emily White, Advocacy Manager THE ISSUE – THE VA SCANDAL In May 2014, watchdog media released information regarding extreme negligence within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The scandal broke national headlines after information regarding secret lists and delayed care within Arizona’s VA system was released. An article published by NBC on May 9 stated, “Hospital…  Read More

Backgrounder – FY15 DoD and NIH Research Support

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House Letter – Include Colorectal Cancer in PRCRP program within DoD budget

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What's Happening on Capitol Hill? May 2013 Update

Dear Advocates, Your efforts are making an impact. Every time you exercise your right as a US citizen to communicate with Congress, you are changing the landscape for colorectal cancer patients. We applaud you for your passion and advocacy. Has Your Representative Cosponsored H.R. 1070? ACTION REQUESTED Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) introduced on March 15 the…  Read More