Federal Funding for Kidney Cancer Research

KCCure is a proud supporter of the CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program) KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program).  In addition to joining with partner organizations to advocate for increased funding, we also represent patients on the KCRP Programmatic Panel and sponsor Consumer Reviewers for the program.

What is the KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program)?

The KCRP is a federally directed program that provides funding for kidney cancer research aimed at prevention, detection, treatment and the long-term effects of treatment for kidney cancer for Service Members, Veterans, their families and the American Public.

For FY2020, Congress has allocated $40 million in funding for research.  If you’re a researcher, learn more about funding opportunities here!

KCCure Support for Continued and Increased Funding

KCCure joined with ten other organizations encouraging Congress to support and increase funding for the KCRP program. To learn more and access the full text of the letter, click here.

KCRP Consumer Reviewers

Since its inception in 2017, KCCure has sponsored more consumer reviewers for this important federal program than any other organization.

  • Tony LiVigni
  • Mike Lawing
  • Carol Less
  • Laura Esfeller
  • Laura Loughlin
  • John Ferrell
  • Christine Farell
  • Teresa LaFever
  • Peggy Zuckerman

Are you a patient or caregiver interested in participating as a reviewer? Let us know by contacting us at info@kccure.org

Grassroots in Action

Together, we generated nearly 2,000 letters to Congress. Thanks to everyone who made this effort such a huge success and helped increase federal funding for kidney cancer.

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