ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Prostate cancer groups call for more funding

September 14, 2010 11:50 PM UTC

The Prostate Cancer Foundation and the American Urological Association, along with 12 other organizations, issued a five-point plan to increase funding and research for prostate cancer. The plan calls for increasing the budget for prostate cancer research at NIH's National Cancer Institute (NCI) to $400 million from $294 million, increasing the appropriation for the U.S. Department of Defense's Medical Research Program for Prostate Cancer to $120 million from $80 million, establishing an Office of Men's Health at HHS, and creating a prostate cancer advisory board under the Office of the Chief Scientist at FDA. ...