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Advocacy Resources

Resources to Empower Your Advocacy

We want to empower you to be an effective advocate in your local community, your state, and at the federal level. Below, you will find important documents about our advocacy work, such as relevant legislation, regulations, public comments, and educational information on prostate cancer. ZERO will update these documents regularly to serve as a library of relevant content to support your advocacy efforts.


Prostate Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

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ZERO has prevented a cut to the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) in five out of the last seven years. Additionally, for the last eleven years, Congress has appropriated $80 million to the PCRP. However, in the FY2017 appropriations bill, Congress increased the PCRP's funding to $90 million. We are pleased that through the efforts of ZERO Champions and the broader prostate cancer community, Congress is now funding the PCRP at its FY2001 level of $100 million. We urge Congress to reach new heights in the fight against prostate cancer by increasing the current funding level in the FY2020 appropriations process by $10M to $110M.


Get Involved with the PCRP
Congressional PCRP Sign-On Letters
Official ZERO Correspondence


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations

On May 8, 2018, the USPSTF released their final recommendation for the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, upgrading their recommendation from a "D" grade to a "C" grade. The “C” grade, while an improvement on their previous recommendations, it is still not sufficient because it means that insurance companies: 1) Do not have to cover the PSA-test and 2) Can make patients pay for all or some of the screening even if the insurance company does cover the test.

Official ZERO Correspondence 

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Cancer Control and Prevention Funding at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Prostate Cancer Resources
Appropriations Reports


Coordinating Prostate Cancer Research Activities

To ensure best use of scarce federal dollars, aggressive pursuit of promising science, and coordination to support a wide range of priority research areas, ZERO advocates for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to convene regular, public meetings of a prostate cancer research coordinating committee.

Prostate Cancer Activities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Appropriations Reports
Official ZERO Comment Letters


Advocacy Resources
Coalitions and Partnerships
Proclamations Toolkit
ZERO Action Alerts

When I was first diagnosed with prostate cancer I felt completely alone. Becoming a ZERO advocate has inspired me to do more and to be a better man. Knowing that by doing something, my diagnosis is going to help others.

David Pieper, ZERO Advocate