Wednesday, March 5, 2008

DeLauro - King Dear Colleague Letter

Believe it or not the Department of Defense (DoD) has Medical Research Programs.

Now is the time for the House Appropriations Subcommittee to support an increase in funding for the Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Research Programs (CDMRP) for the fiscal year 2009. Two members of the House - De Lauro and King have asked their colleagues to sign a letter to support an increase in funding for the programs.

As you may know there is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so most women are diagnosed in late stage when survival rates are decreased. One in 69 women will develop Ovarian Cancer.

More than 218,000 prostate cancer cases are diagnosed each year and more than 27,000 will losetheir life to the disease.

The letter requests the subcommittee allocate $25 million for (OCRP) the Ovarian Cancer Research program and $100 million for the Prostate program.

Please write or call your representative . You can send him/her an e-mail through this Ovarian Cancer National Alliance site.

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