Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation reminds mesothelioma researchers that $25 million in research funding, for cancers like mesothelioma, is available through the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), with a pre-application deadline of June 10, and full applications due by September 17, 2014.
The program, administered by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), must address one of 12 cancers, one of which is mesothelioma.
It was through advocacy by the Meso Foundation that in 2008 mesothelioma was added to this list, and to date, this has resulted in over $9.3 million in federal funding specifically to mesothelioma research.
More information about advocacy and CDMRP funding for mesothelioma is available through the Meso Foundation’s website.
Scientists can learn more at http://www.curemeso.org/cdmrp.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. An estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards.
ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.7 million to research. More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.