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AdMeTech Praises Rep. Cummings for Introducing $650 Million Prostate Research Bill
Date:3/9/2010

and Mr. Gossett, Jr. testified at this hearing, as did other key experts of the American Cancer Society, medicine, advocacy groups, National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense. Mr. Gossett, Jr. was recently diagnosed with early prostate cancer and expressed his commitment to support research, awareness and increased access.

After the hearing, Gossett said, "I am a patient undergoing treatment and a concerned citizen who volunteered to serve in the war against prostate cancer crisis, which disproportionately strikes and kills African American men. It is an honor for me to have partnered with AdMeTech Foundation in having taken part in a historic Congressional hearing. I am grateful to Rep. Cummings for making this hearing possible and for introducing $650 million legislation in support of research and men's education."

Dr. Shtern summarized the expert opinions expressed at the hearing: "In spite of the magnitude of the prostate cancer epidemic, and as reflected in the recent guidelines of the American Cancer Society, men do not have reliable diagnostic tools and consequently, experience a staggering extent of unnecessary biopsies, unnecessary treatment, and patient care failures. Introduction of the PRIME Act is an important step in ending the prostate cancer crisis, which compromises quality of life in millions of men and adds at least $5 billion in health care costs each year." She added. "We commend Rep. Cummings, Committee Chairman Edolphus Towns
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