MHN Dismayed to Find Prostate Cancer Funding at CDC Eliminated in the President’s Budget

February 2, 2015

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(Washington, DC) – Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men but the 2016 President’s Budget request would eliminate prostate cancer funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"After a preliminary review of the President's Budget, we are dismayed to see that funding for CDC prostate cancer activities would be eliminated," said Brandon Leonard, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Men's Health Network.  "We continue to advocate for greater awareness of prostate cancer, as well as informed discussions between patients and their healthcare providers regarding screening decisions.  We believe that CDC's work to educate both patients and providers is valuable and should be continued."

Information on the FY 2016 President’s Budget for prostate cancer can be found here.

The CDC budget for FY 2016 can be found here.

Information regarding prostate cancer deaths among men can be found here.


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