Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP)
FORCE united with over 40 nonprofits and patient advocacy groups on February 10, 2011, in urging Congress to continue support for the critical, and highly successful, medical and imaging research initiatives conducted within the Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
CDMRP supports medical research on several types of cancer (including breast, ovarian and prostate) and other diseases. CDMRP’s innovative approach to funding biomedical research has led to a number of significant medical advances such as the DOD Ovarian Cancer Research Program and creation of the OVA-1 test for risk stratification, which can help physicians determine if a woman's pelvic mass is at risk for being malignant. FORCE feels strongly that continued federal funding will only build on these successes, and benefit the HBOC community.
In our ongoing commitment to improving healthcare for our constituents, FORCE is joining members of the biomedical research, patient and advocacy communities to voice our support for a unique and vital research program – the Reagan-Udall Foundation. Established in 2007, the Reagan-Udall Foundation supports private-public partnerships to modernize medical product development, accelerate innovation, and enhance product safety.
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