Thursday, September 8, 2011

African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit 2011-Washington, D.C.

I am looking forward to attending the "Seventh Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit"event, in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN).
This year's theme is "Saving Lives: Strategies for Eliminating the African American Prostate Cancer Disparity." The Summit will kick-off on Sept. 22 at the U. S. Capitol and continue on Sept. 23 at the Washington Convention Center, where Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) will host the event as an official part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference.

There is much work to be done to increase awareness among the African American communities across the country, as well as gain momentum and a sense of urgency among the African American male population.

*1 in 3 African American men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in their lifetime-which is twice the rate of Caucasian men. 


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