Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer Encourages Stomach Cancer Researchers to Apply for Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Grants

Monday, May 23, 2016 Cancer News J E 4

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --áThe Department of Defense's Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs has announced Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funding opportunities for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP).á For FY 2016, stomach cancer is one of 13 topic areas eligible for research funding. Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) strongly encourages stomach cancer researchers to apply for PRCRP grants.

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The PRCRP award mechanisms include a Career Development Award, an Idea Award with Special Focus, and a Translational Team Science Award. Each award mechanism requires a pre-proposal submission by June 8, 2016. Pre-proposals will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which is due by September 13, 2016. More information about the PRCRP can be found at

The PRCRP is tasked with funding innovative basic, applied, and translational research that will support Service members, their families, and the American public. The mission of the PRCRP is to successfully promote high impact research, and their vision is to improve the quality of life by decreasing the impact of cancer.

For the fourth consecutive year, DDF advocates were on Capitol Hill this February as part of DDF's Annual Advocacy Day to ask members of Congress to support an increased federal investment for stomach cancer research and to again include stomach cancer in the PRCRP. More information about DDF and its Advocacy Day event can be found atá

About Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach CancerDebbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. Debbie's Dream Foundation seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.

DDF was founded in 2009 by Debbie Zelman after she was diagnosed with stage IV incurable stomach cancer in 2008 and given only weeks to live. DDF now has chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany and a Medical Advisory Board of world renowned doctors. Considered a "Super Survivor," Debbie is still receiving chemotherapy eight years later and is thrilled to be able to watch her three children grow up. To learn more about DDF, please visit us at

Media Contact:Adriana BatesCommunications CoordinatorDebbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer(954)

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