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KCCure Joins with Partner Organizations for Increased Research Funding

KCCure signs joint letter urging increased federal funding

KCCure joined with twelve other kidney cancer advocacy organizations urging Congress to double kidney cancer research funding for the Kidney Cancer Research Program (KCRP) administered by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP).

“We’re grateful to Bryan Lewis, President of Kidney Cancer Action Network for spearheading this effort and for all of the partner organizations that collaborated and signed the letter,” said Dena Battle, President, KCCure.

“Joint efforts like this are why we were successful last year in obtaining $10 million in new funding through the CDMRP program. When we work together, we can more effectively advocate for increased research dollars to find a cure,” Battle added.

The new KCRP, funded through the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, was signed into law last year.  Request for Proposals were released in December of 2017 and the first awards will be announced this spring. More information can be found here.

Organizations signing the letter are listed below:

Kidney Cancer Action Network (KCAN)

American Urological Association (AUA)

Society for Urologic Oncology (SUO)

American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU)

The Judy Nicholson Kidney Cancer Foundation


Action to Cure Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer Coalition

Powerful Patients

Joey’s Wings

R.M.C. Inc. (Renal Medullary Carcinoma)

VHL Alliance

Kure It Cancer Research

Full text of the letter can be found here: 3.12 Letter to Cong. Frelinghuysen & Cong. Lowey KCRP

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