Chairman Murtha of the Defense Appropriations subcommittee announced on July 30th that the Defense Appropriations Bill has been marked up. The bill includes $25 million for Ovarian Cancer research. There bill still needs to go to the full committee and be approved. Then it goes to the full House to be approved and then approved by the Senate. But it is a start. Thanks to the NOCC for keeping on top of this bill and to everyone who asked their elected officials to support increased funding. The bill also included $150 million for peer-reviewed research for breast cancer, $80 million for prostate cancer research and $25 million for lung cancer research.