Navigation Links
America's Prostate Cancer Organizations Offer Pointers to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Date:3/3/2010

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Prostate Cancer Organizations today released the full text of written testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee will be holding a hearing on "Prostate Cancer:  New Questions About Screening and Treatment" on March 4, 2010.

"Eleven different US-based, patient-focused,  prostate cancer education and advocacy organizations came together to offer Congressman Ed Towns and the committee our shared perspective on the critical priorities that will change the impact of prostate cancer on the lives of Americans and their families," stated Scott Williams of the Men's Health Network on behalf of  America's Prostate Cancer Organizations.

"This shared perspective, provided on behalf of millions of American men and their families, clearly shows the importance of reform to address these issues," commented Thomas Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network.

  • Prostate cancer is a complex and problematic disease that affects not only the male patient but also his wife or partner and other family members over many years.
  • The early detection and appropriate treatment of clinically significant and potentially lethal prostate cancer remains a critical priority, especially among men at high risk because of family history, ethnicity, or other factors that define such risk.
  • Until more accurate tests are available, all health care insurance plans should include coverage of regular testing for prostate cancer (including the prostate-specific antigen or PSA test and the digital rectal examination or DRE) -- and its subsequent diagnosis.
  • Additional funding is urgently needed to support research into better ways to identify and discriminate between very low risk ("indolent") and higher risk (clinically significant and potentially lethal) forms of prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis and into better forms of management for patients with or at risk for potentially lethal disease.
    • Most specifically, we support a significant increase in funding for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) at the Department of Defense, which has been funded at $80 million each year since 2001.
  • We continue to support the need for an Office of Men's Health (comparable to the highly successful Office of Woman's Health) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that can represent the specific health interests of the male population of America.

The full text of the testimony is available at http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PCagroupshearingstatement030410.pdf and on the web sites of many other members of America's Prostate Cancer Organizations.

About America's Prostate Cancer Organizations: Prostate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among American males. Nearly 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, and about 28,000 will die from this disease. This group of independent, not-for-profit organizations cooperates to foster the development of policies that support the early detection of clinically significant prostate cancer, the effective treatment of men with this disease, and the appropriate education of all men at risk for this disease.

The above statement has been issued on behalf of and endorsed by

  • Malecare Prostate Cancer Support
  • Men's Health Network
  • National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Prostate Cancer International
  • Prostate Conditions Education Council
  • Prostate Health Education Network
  • The Prostate Net
  • Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network
  • Women Against Prostate Cancer
  • ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer

SOURCE America's Prostate Cancer Organizations

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/PCagroupshearingstatement030410.pdf

'/>"/>

SOURCE America's Prostate Cancer Organizations
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cochlear Americas Announces 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners
2. Mentice, Inc. Announces Appointment of Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Americas
3. Olympus Corporation of the Americas Names Mark Gumz President & CEO
4. DNA Find in Oregon Is Oldest Yet Discovered in Americas
5. Mentice, Inc. Expands Its North American Sales and Clinical Presence With the Hiring of Jeff Sirek as Director of Educational Sales-East and Sue Landsman as Clinical Applications Manager for the Americas.
6. ExamForce Hires Former (ISC)2 Americas Leader to Head Corporate and Government Sales Efforts
7. Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces the Launch of the CM-SA Skin Analysis Software
8. Kari Boiler Named President of Bugaboo Americas
9. Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families
10. Americas Watchdog Calls On President Obama To Get Involved With The Toxic Chinese Drywall Disaster--Now
11. AmericaSpeakOn.org Launches Discussion on Health Care Reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Drs. ... smile makeovers without requiring a referral. Trimble Dental offers a variety of ... dentistry and dental implants. Whether patients have discolored, crooked or missing teeth in ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... Philadelphia PA and London UK (PRWEB) , ... ... ... have the speed, agility and ability to gain site attention and engagement over ... DrugDev educational webinar will discuss how partnering with the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... it will co-exhibit with technology partners LG Business Solutions at ATARC Federal ... Center in Washington D.C., will provide education and examination into the mobility tools ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... M&S Technologies, the first ... for the Smart System® 20/20. CE Certification builds upon M&S's long-standing commitment to ... such as ANSI, ISO and proven test methods used in the field of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Osteitis pubis may be commonplace and seemingly ... occurs when the muscles around the pelvis become inflamed. Over time, untreated osteitis ... as well as accompanying tenderness and weakness. Without proper intervention, it can hinder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017 Summary ... understand Bayer and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... provides an in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one ... demand company reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion ... The report will be delivered in PDF format ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... it intends to offer shares of common stock in ... statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... other conditions, and there can be no assurance as ... or as to the actual size or terms of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... new survey from the American Association of ... (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access to commonly ... beneficiaries to switch to unfamiliar or unsuitable testing systems, ... AADE,s survey is the latest in a continuous round ... inherent problems with the CBP. Last year, a National ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: