Department of Defense

Omnibus Bill Passes, Funds Available to Mesothelioma Research Increase

With the passage of the Omnibus budget bill last week, mesothelioma research will now be eligible for $60 million, an increase of $10 million over the amount previously available.
This particular funding is available through the Department of Defense’s Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), a pot of funding available annually to researchers studying any one of […]


Congress Includes of $50 million for Cancer Research Program

In the latest iteration of its budget bill, Congress included $50 million for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). The bill will be voted on in the House on Friday, and in the Senate shortly thereafter.
If the bill does pass, this level of funding will be consistent with funding for […]


Mesothelioma Researcher Receives Prestigious Grant from Department of Defense

Marjorie Zauderer, MD, is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center specializing in the care of lung cancer and mesothelioma patients, and serves as a member of the Meso Foundation’s Science Advisory Board. Recently, Dr. Zauderer was granted the Career Development Award to fund her mesothelioma research project.
Dr. Zauderer received the Career Development Award […]


UPDATE: Mesothelioma Included in Department of Defense Bill

On July 24, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Defense Funding Bill that included $16 million in funding that is eligible to be awarded to mesothelioma research.
The House approved the fiscal year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 2397) on a vote of 315 to 109. The bill includs funding for the Congressionally Directed Medical […]


Mesothelioma Included in Department of Defense Spending Bill

Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY2014 Defense Appropriations Bill, which included mesothelioma as a topic area in their Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program for the third year.  Mesothelioma researchers will be eligible to apply for $15 million in research funding.
Mesothelioma has been included on the list of diseases eligible to receive […]