You and Thousands of ECAN Advocates Made Millions Available for Esophageal Cancer Research in 2020, 2021, and now in 2022!

Thanks to you and thousands of ECAN advocates, Esophageal Cancer was included in the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) for the first time in FY 2020.  As a result, Esophageal Cancer researchers were able to gain nearly $4.5 million in additional research funding in 2021!  Those funds will fuel a clinical trial for cutting-edge therapy and a study of new screening methods. Awards are being finalized for FY 2021 and we expect Esophageal Cancer researchers to receive millions more.  And Congress has just passed the bill that includes Esophageal Cancer in the program for FY 2022!

Find out more about the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program and how Esophageal Cancer qualifies by clicking here.

Thus far, the following Representatives have signed on to support the inclusion of Esophageal Cancer in the PRCRP for FY 2023:

  1. Rep DeFazio (D-OR) – Lead
  2. Rep Loudermilk (D-GA) – Lead
  3. Blumenauer, Earl (D-OR)
  4. Bustos, Cheri (D-IL)
  5. Casten, Sean (D-IL)
  6. Cohen, Steve (D-TN)
  7. Costa, Jim (D-CA)
  8. Craig, Angie (D-MN)
  9. Davis, Danny (D-IL)
  10. Delgado, Antonio (D-NY)
  11. DeSaulnier, Mark (D-CA)
  12. Doggett, Lloyd (D-TX)
  13. Foster, Bill (D-IL)
  14. Golden, Jared (D-ME)
  15. Gonzalez, Vicente (D-TX)
  16. Gottheimer, Josh (D-NJ)
  17. Green, Al (D-TX)
  18. Hayes, Jahana (D-CT)
  19. Holmes Norton, Eleanor (D-DC)
  20. Horsford, Steven (D-NV)
  21. Houlahan, Chrissy (D-PA)
  22. Jackson Lee, Sheila (D-TX)
  23. Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D-TX)
  24. Johnson, Hank (D-GA)
  25. Keating, Bill (D-MA)
  26. Kuster, Ann (D-NH)
  27. Larson, John B (D-CT)
  28. Levin, Mike (D-CA)
  29. Lofgren, Zoe (D-CA)
  30. McBath, Lucy (D-GA)
  31. McEachin, Don (D-VA)
  32. Neal, Richard (D-MA)
  33. Panetta, Jimmy (D-CA)
  34. Porter, Katie (D-CA)
  35. Posey, Bill (R-FL)
  36. Raskin, Jamie (D-MD)
  37. Rush, Bobby (D-IL)
  38. Schakowsky, Jan (D-IL)
  39. Slotkin, Elissa (D-MI)
  40. Spanberger, Abigail (D-VA)
  41. Thompson, Bennie (D-MS)
  42. Tlaib, Rashida (D-MI)
  43. Van Drew, Jeff (R-NJ)
  44. Velázquez, Nydia (D-NY)
  45. Williams, Nikema (D-GA)


Take Action Now to Make Millions More Available in 2023!

Each year, Congress is required to re-write the list of cancers that are eligible for research funding under the program.