You and Thousands of ECAN Advocates Made Millions Available for Esophageal Cancer Research in 2020, 2021, 2022, and now in 2023!

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.  In 2022, Esophageal Cancer researchers were awarded more than $7 million in new funding, increasing the federal budget for Esophageal Cancer research by 15%!

In December, Congress passed the bill that includes Esophageal Cancer in the program for FY 2023! ECAN is grateful to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) who have served as champions for the inclusion of Esophageal Cancer in the PRCRP for the past four years. 

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