The Ninth Annual Summit featured informative sessions addressing the African American Prostate Cancer Disparity. Expert speakers and presenters, members of congress, survivors and community leaders came together to make this an exciting summit.
Thursday, September 19th Kennedy Caucus Room
Room 325 Russell Senate Office Building
Introduction and Remarks from Members of Congress
Remarks from Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
PSA Testing for African American and Other High Risk Men
Thomas W. Jarrett, MD - "A History of the PSA Test - Why the Controversy?"
Thomas Farrington - "Presenting the PHEN Consensus Statement"
Consensus Statement Comments and Analysis
New Developments and Evolving Trends
Sara Horton, MD - "The Importance of African American Participation in Clinical Trials"
Robert C. Tyler, PhD - "The Provenge Enrollment Experience"
Sean P. Collins, MD, PhD - "What is Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy and its Advantages?"
"A Novel Approach to Funding Research Efforts"
Channing Judith Paller, MD, PhD
Joel Nowak, MSW
Panel - New Developments and Evolving Trends
Kennedy Caucus Room
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C. Thursday Afternoon, September 19th Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon PL NW
PHEN Community Education and Awareness Outreach
A session of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference (ALC)
Remarks: Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Faith Based Partnerships for Community Outreach
Reverend Natalie Mitchem, M. Div., R.D.
Reverend Kip B. Banks, Sr.
PHEN's Church Partnerships and Survivor Network in Action
Reverend Joseph Deck, Reid Temple AME Church, MD
Reverend Christopher Starghill, New Macedonia Church, Washington DC
Mr. Dale Bell, Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY
Mr. Walter Burke, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
Mr. Charlie Hill, President, Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, VA
1025 F St., NW
Friday, September 20th Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
Active Surveillance - To Treat or Not To Treat Prostate Cancer
H. Ballentine Carter, MD - "The Evidence Suporting Active Surveillance"
Edward M. Schaeffer, MD, PhD - "Active Surveillance and African Americans; A Study's Findings"
"Prognostic Tests to Help Determine if the Cancer is Life-Threatening"
Bela S. Denes, MD, FACS
Michael Brawer, MD
Prognostic Tests Q & A Session
New Developments and Evolving Trends Part 2
Jennifer Harris, Pharm D - "An Update on the ProstVac Immunotherapy Clinical Trial"
Summit Closing Remarks
Summit Speakers Biographies
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* PRESS RELEASE: PHEN Will Host its Ninth Annual African American Disparity Summit on September 19th and 20th