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Mark Kennedy on Boston Praise Radio & TV

PHEN Director of Outreach, Mark Kennedy on Boston Praise Radio & TV with Pastor Bruce Wall.

May 11th Webcast - Wives and Caregivers Talk about Their Roles on the Prostate Cancer Journey

A Panel of Survivors' Wives share their experiences.

Our Voices Were Heard On Prostate Cancer Screening
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) WILL assess the benefits and harms of PSA early detection screening for African American men during the research for its new PSA screening recommendation.
PHEN Kicks-Off Educational Symposiums in 18 Cities Nationwide!

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

Prostate Health: Why Men Must Be More Vocal

 Men do talk, but their machismo gets in the way of them fully opening up. We can do better, perhaps by using the playbook that women have developed.

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
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Dr. Ravi Kacker, MD
 
J. Jacques Carter, M.D., M.P.H.
 
Chiledum Ahaghotu, M.D., F.A.C.S.
 
PHEN 4th Annual Boston Symposium
 
Task Force Comments
 
PHEN Comments on USPSTF PSA Screening Recommendation
 




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