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.
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.
12:00 noon – 1:00pm Lunch
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.
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Reception
Friday, September 16th
A Session of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference
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.