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2007 AFRICAN AMERICAN PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITY SUMMIT

Senator John Kerry (MA) and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY) again joined PHEN to host the highly successful "3rd Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" in the Rayburn House Office Building on September 27 and 28.



Eunice (Robbie) Robinson, a prostate cancer survivor and member of PHEN, opened the summit with welcome remarks that looked back at the initial summit to put things into perspective for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.



PHEN president and founder, Thomas Farrington, greeted and thanked the audience and participants for making the annual summit an effective venue to help establish a strategic framework for addressing the prostate cancer racial disparity. He also highlighted the 2007 summit program.



Senator John Kerry, a prostate cancer survivor and responsible for helping PHEN host the initial summit made his 3rd summit appearance. He spoke of the need to win the war against prostate cancer and to eliminate the racial disparity. The Senator recognized the important role that PHEN and the summit participants play in making progress in this war and urged all to keep pressing forward and meeting the challenges.



Congressman Gregory Meeks made remarks during the Friday luncheon program.



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