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

We need the House to go from $40 to $50 million for PRCRP

Use your voice! Help secure millions of dollars for colorectal cancer research! We need our advocates to take action this week.   Colon cancer competes for research funds One of Fight CRC’s legislative goals is to increase funding of the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). This program allows for innovative research for many…  Read More

Backgrounder – FY15 DoD and NIH Research Support

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You Did It! Colorectal Cancer Funding Spared the Budget Ax

This weekend, Congress completed work on a large spending bill that maintains funding for colorectal cancer research and prevention. In the current budget-cutting environment, holding the line on research and prevention programs is a remarkable accomplishment and reflects the power of grassroots advocacy. I congratulate the Fight Colorectal Cancer volunteers who took action this year to…  Read More