Protect Prostate Cancer Research Funding: Your help is needed today!

Now that Congress has passed the 2011 budget they are waisting no time getting to work on the 2012 budget. But we need your help! The vital Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) at the Department of Defense is under threat of being eliminated.

Funding at the PCRP has accelerated the clinical trial process for several drugs over the past couple of years including the recently approved Zytiga and several other drugs currently in Phase III clinical trials. The program continues to jump start innovative research that can be further developed with National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds because the program focuses on high-risk, high-reward research that has not traditionally been funded through NIH grants.

Despite the great promise this program brings to prostate cancer patients, some in Congress want to eliminate it. Please join with prostate cancer patients, families and advocacy organizations to make sure that this doesn’t happen. It will only take 1 minute (or maybe 3) of your time to help save men with prostate cancer.

Click here to write your Congressional Representative today!

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