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Case Western Reserve receives $2.8 million to further breast cancer research
Date:1/27/2010

ough a two-tier external peer-review process that includes scientists, clinicians, and consumer advocates. The U.S. Army, on behalf of the DOD, administers a set of biomedical research programs that support basic, translational, and clinical research projects; research training; and research infrastructure for specific diseases identified by Congress.

In 1992, a highly visible lobbying campaign by grassroots advocacy organizations increased awareness among policymakers of the need to expand funding for breast cancer research. These consumer groups emphasized the need to fund research in ways that were different from those employed by traditional medical research organizations such as the National Institutes of Health. In response, the United States Congress allocated specific funds for breast cancer research in the DOD appropriations budget. The DOD was chosen because of its long history in performing medical research studies and because its administrative structure was designed for flexible and quick responses to changing needs and priorities. The success of this effort has resulted in an increase in the number of disease research programs for which Congress has mandated funding through the DOD.


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