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PHEN Summit: Educating and Mobilizing African American Communities on Prostate Cancer Issues

Friday, September 16th, 9 am - 12 pm

PHEN Summit: Increasing African American Participation in Clinical Trials

Increasing African American Participation in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

Prostate Cancer Isn't Colorblind

New York Times editorial written by Dr. Lannis Hall, et al, July 27, 2016
August Webcast: PSA Test is Best at Predicting Lethal Prostate Cancer

Presenter: kathryn M. Wilson, ScD
Research Associate, Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

PHEN Summit: Prostate Cancer Early Detection Screening - The Next Chapter

The summit convenes survivors and leaders within medicine, research, government industry and the community to address policy and medical issues towards eliminating the racial disparity.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Charlotte, Atlanta and More Churches Generate Excitement at PHEN Symposiums!

Nationwide educational events to educate and mobilize communities, prostate cancer survivors, wives and caregivers!

Do Prostate Cancer Support Groups work?

Sharon Jackson speaks about her experience with PHEN's support group.

Exercise Is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication

Physical exercise may have a direct effect on cancer that is as effective as drugs for treating patients with prostate cancer, even for those with advanced stages of the disease.

PSA test best at predicting lethal prostate cancer, study says

A high PSA level when a man is in his mid-40s suggests increased screening for prostate cancer, researchers say.

Research reveals prostate cancer radiation treatment can be shortened by 50% with no loss of effectiveness

A short 4-week radiation regimen is non-inferior to the standard 8-week regimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, an Ontario-led study has found.


Prostate Cancer Study Peers into Genetic Basis for Disease Prevalence Severity in blacks

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Scientists are leading a multicenter genetic study of prostate cancer in sub-saharan Africa.

Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More

Men who report a higher frequency of ejaculation as adults are less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), a new study confirms.


Vitamin D Deficiency May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Men with dark skin, low vitamin D intake, or low sun exposure should be tested for vitamin D deficiency when an elevated PSA or prostate cancer is diagnosed.

New Milestone for Device That Can 'Smell' Prostate Cancer

A research team from the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for
 prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
African American men with prostate cancer have significantly lower PSA density than Caucasian men
"Active surveillance criteria that were predictive in Caucasian men were not accurate in African  American men..active  surveillance criteria do not include race as a variable."
Exercise and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Protect Against Lethal Prostate Cancer

Vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habit may reduce their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68%

Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Quality Questioned

Only 4.5% of Medicare patients on active surveillance or watchful waiting for prostate cancer are monitored as closely as they should be.

Are black men with prostate cancer getting inferior care?

A Harvard study finds many black men with prostate cancer face higher costs and delays in treatment.

PSA Tests Cut Metastatic Prostate Cancer Rate by 50%
Dr. D'Amico said that the latest recommendation against PSA screening by the United states Preventive Services Task Force is likely to reverse this trend...
The Government's War Against Men's Health Is About to Get Much Worse
Forbes: Benjamin Davies writes about a move to monetize primary care physicians not to provide PSA screening for prostate cancer.
PHEN Guidance on Early Detection Testing

Baseline PSA testing beginning at age 40 for African American and other men at high risk for prostate cancer....

PHEN Mobilizes Black Prostate Cancer Survivors to Help Shape New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
2012 USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Testing did not Adequately Assess the Needs of Black Men
May 11th Webcast - Wives and Caregivers Talk about Their Roles on the Prostate Cancer Journey

A Panel of Survivors' Wives share their experiences.
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More Men With Early Prostate Cancer are Choosing to Avoid Treatment
New York Times
By: Gina Kolata
Mr. Terrance Afer-Anderson
Mr. Paul L. Covington
Peter Francis Bio
2016 Summits Speakers Bios
Task Force Comments
PHEN Comments on USPSTF PSA Screening Recommendation

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