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AdMeTech Calls for Major Research Commitment to End Prostate Cancer Crisis
Date:3/4/2010

f men, and save billions of dollars," Dr. Shtern said.

She estimated that improved imaging would save as much as $5 billion a year in health care costs, but if the country committed to the investment of $500 million – just 10 percent of those costs – the payoff would be accurate imaging for improved early detection and treatment, and reliable in vitro testing for improved mass screening and prevention.

"Image-guided, minimally-invasive treatment can be performed in outpatient clinics, with reduced patient discomfort, complications, and costs.  And that is how we will end the prostate cancer crisis," Dr. Shtern said.

Also testifying at today's hearing was actor Louis Gossett Jr., who recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer.

Dr. Shtern's testimony came the day after the American Cancer Society issued new guidelines that warned about the lack of effectiveness of the prostate specific antigen (PSA) biomarker t. Those new guidelines show "there is no confidence in the current diagnostic tools
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