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"How African-American Men Can Beat the Odds Against Prostate Cancer"

Thomas Farrington was featured in a special "Prostate & Urological Health" USA Today supplement distributed nationwide on March 17, 2017. 

Mark Kennedy Presents at Philadelphia Event

PHEN's Director of Outreach, Mark Kenndedy, presented at The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church for its "Know Your Numbers" Men Health event.

PHEN Network Member Dr. Artie Shelton Participates in AUA Conference


PHEN Network Member Dr. Artie Shelton participated on a panel discussion at the American Urological Association's 12th Annual 
Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC...

 

Study Urges Broader Genetic Testing of Prostate Cancer Patients

Certain men with prostate cancer and a family history of cancer are more likely to have a genetic mutation that may  increase the risk of cancer for themselves and their families.

Augmenix Release: Phase 3 Trial Data Show Use Of SpaceOAR Hydrogel Helps Maintain Erectile Function Following Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment

BEDFORD, Mass. Augmenix, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary absorbable hydrogels that separate and protect organs...

Prostate Cancer and Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A population-based study showed no association between total prostate cancer risk and testosterone replacement therapy..

Bone Metastases Seldom Progress During Radium-223 Therapy

At 6 months of treatment, bone imaging showed stable disease in 94% of patients with available data, study finds...

Emotionally Distressed Prostate Cancer Patients May Ask for Overly Aggressive Therapy

Men with low-risk prostate cancer who are not emotionally well may ask doctors for a more aggressive treatment regimen when it may not be necessary, a study suggests...

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
Proper Prostate Care Demands A Different Type of Patient Today
Editorial by Thomas Farrington in September issue of Mediaplanet distributed nationally by USA Today.
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.
Racial Disparities Found in Prostate Cancer Treatment

African-American and Hispanic prostate cancer patients were less likely to receive definitive treatment than white patients.

Eliminating disparity in prostate cancer an interview with Thomas A. Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) was founded in 2003 by Thomas A. Farrington three years after his own diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. 

PHEN Recognized During U. S. House Of Representatives Hearing

The U. S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday, November 30th, "Examining the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)."

Screening Gets Personal


Conflicting and changing cancer screening guidelines have led to uncertainty and controversy. Can screening recommendations tailored for groups or individuals enhance benefits and reduce harms?


Information
Task Force Comments
 
PHEN Comments on USPSTF PSA Screening Recommendation
 
J. Jacques Carter, M.D., M.P.H. Bio
Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D. Bio
Dr. Carter February PPT
February Webcast Powerpoint




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