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Happy Thanksgiving!

PHEN Wishes You A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving...
Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Surgery vs Radiation for High-Risk Prostate Cancer

High-risk prostate cancer (PCa) is well defined, but opinions vary on whether radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy is the best treatment approach.

2017 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit Videos

All presentations from PHEN's 2017 Summit program are available via videos...

PHEN President & Founder Received an Award from Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY)

Thomas A. Farrington, was presented with the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Award by Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) at PHEN's 13th Annual Summit. 

Preference for preserving sexual function not strongly reflected in treatment choices

In a survey of nearly 1,200 men who have prostate cancer, more than half indicated that preserving sexual function was "very important" to them.

Common factors that could change your PSA test results

How the test works and why different factors such as prescription medications and infections can change your PSA test results.

SpaceOAR Protects Surrounding Prostate Tissues

Augmenix's SpaceOAR System can effectively protect the rectum of prostate cancer patients undergoing high dose stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT).

2017 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit was a success

In September at the 2017 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, Gary L. Taylor, M.D., the Medical Director for PHEN's Clinical Trials Rally updated everyone on the successful first phase of the Clinical Trials Rally and had several prestigious speakers talk about the importance of continuing the commitment of the Clinical Trials Rally

PHEN Expands National Educational Outreach

With twelve symposiums in nine states completed from April through June, and another 13 scheduled through November, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is taking its educational efforts to greater heights. 

Our Journey to Establish Prostate SBRT as a Standard of Care

SBRT is a unique modality of radiation treatment. Typically, radiation therapy is delivered in many small doses called fractions (often 40 or more), but studies have been created to explore the possibility of delivering radiation in fewer...

Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men

African American men appear to be more likely to consider economic factors in their decsion-making.

Major League Baseball Goes Blue Blue For Prostate Cancer Awareness

Major league teams participated on Father's Day awareness effort.
PHEN Network Member Arnold Merriweather Father's Day Interview

Arnold J. Merriweather president of the  Black Male Prostate Cancer Coalition in Jacksonville, Fl., and PHEN Network member speaks about the importance of faith in his prostate cancer journey. 

June Webcast - Prostate Cancer: Breaking The Silence

A panel discussion with survivors, wives and church leaders.

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BBN News Interview: Thomas A Farrington Discuss PHEN 2017 Symposium and Father's Day Rally
Emotionally Distressed Prostate Cancer Patients May Ask for Overly Aggressive Therapy
Family History Does Not Exclude Active Surveillance as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer
PSA Screening Rates Level Off in United States

The USPSTF recommended against PSA testing for men of all ages in 2012.

African Americans at Higher Risk of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

African American men have a higher incidence of preclinical prostate cancer and are more likely to progress to metastatic disease.

Prostate Cancer?s Aggressive Nature in Black Americans Suggests Need for More Personalized Screening

The higher rates at which black men are dying of prostate cancer may be linked to faster disease progression, according to a new study. 

No Menthol Sunday

Join us on May 28, 2017 in this faith movement for health



Overall Health Worse in African American Men Undergoing Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

Active surveillance is an alternative strategy to undergoing surgery or radiation for men with low-grade prostate cancer...

The PHEN Network In Action Spotlight: Bishop Bob Jackson

Bishop Bob Jackson is a prostate cancer survivor and
senior pastor at "Act Full Gospel church of God In Christ" in Oakland, CA

Bishop Jackson's Ongoing Impact On Prostate Health In Oakland
By: Michael Shaw, Director of the Alameda County, CA (Oakland) Office of Urban Male Health
Meet Three Women Who Transformed Their Husbands Prostate Cancer Fight
Women play an important role when their loved ones are faced with prostate cancer. A Media Planet article distributed in the September 2nd USA Today newspaper.
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How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

Certain nerves support the growth of prostate cancer via a tumor vessel proliferating "switch," according to a study by researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This finding could potentially lead to a new strategy for treating prostate cancer.

Symposium in Miami on Saturday, October 28

PHEN will host a prostate health educational symposium at Morning Star Baptist Church beginning at 9 am. Free prostate cancer screening and includes lunch.

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PHEN Comments on USPSTF PSA Screening Recommendation
 
June 2017 Webcast PPT
 




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