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.

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Summit Agenda

Thursday, September 15th 
United States Capitol
Visitors Center, Room HVC 201AB


9:00 am – 9:30 am: Summit Opening Proceedings

9:30 am – 12 noon: Prostate Cancer Early Detection PSA Testing – The Next Chapter

The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) abruptly changed medical practice for the early detection of prostate cancer with its 2012 recommendation “against” PSA based screening for prostate cancer, a highly controversial ruling especially for high-risk men. The USPSTF has released the final research plan for updating its recommendation which is expected in 2017.

This session will examine the USPSTF’s research plan with an emphasis on how it addresses African American and other prostate cancer high-risk populations. The session will also review the progress of new developments and medical practices that address the USPSTF "risks" concerns stated in its 2012 "D" recommendation with a focus on the next chapter for prostate cancer early detection screening.

12:00 noon – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Increasing African American Participation in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials

The lack of a statistically significant number of African American men participating in prostate cancer clinical trials is a well-recognized problem.  This makes it impossible to know the true benefits and risks of new therapies on the population with the highest prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates. With the move towards more personalized precision treatment this problem could become more of an impediment to quality care where it is needed most.

This session will explore the major issues contributing to the lack of clinical trials participation and outline specific steps to increase participation. 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Reception




Friday, September 16th
Washington Convention Center, Room 144C

  A Session of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
Host: Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Opening Remarks

9:30 am - 11:30 am: Meeting the Challenges of Educating and Mobilizing Black Communities on Prostate Cancer Issues

This session will focus on education and awareness initiatives targeting African American communities. It will review and assess the impact of certain efforts towards changing the culture and action around prostate cancer for men and their families.

An in-depth look at PHEN's efforts, strategies and plans with its community partners across the country will be provided as a part of this session. 

11:30 am - 12 noon: Summit Closing Remarks

The Summit is Free and Open to the Public 

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