(Boston, MA)—August 15, 2016—The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will host its Twelfth Annual “African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit,” on Thursday, September 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the United States Capitol Visitors Center, (Room HVC 201AB) and on Friday, September 16th, at the Washington Convention Center (801 MT. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20004, Room 144C), as part of the Congressional Black Caucus’s (CBC) 16th Annual Legislative Conference, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. This year’s Summit will include the sessions: Prostate Cancer Early Detection PSA Testing – The Next Chapter; Increasing African American Participation in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials; and Meeting the Challenges of Educating and Mobilizing Black Communities on Prostate Cancer Issues.
African American men suffer the nation’s largest prostate cancer burden with incidence and mortality rates 60% and 150% higher than all other men. Now in its twelfth year, The African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit convenes prostate cancer survivors and leaders within medicine, research, government industry, as well as the community, to address policy and medical issues towards eliminating this racial disparity.