|Better Survival for Black Men with Prostate Cancer|
Webcast by Presenters Thomas A Farrington and Arash Eshraghi, PharmD
Facebook is having technical difficulties, but you can watch the webcast here.
|Daddy's Boys is coming to Jacksonville, FL|
PHEN and Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition Team Up to Bring “Daddy’s Boys” Stage Play to Bethel Baptist Church, on April 13th Free Performance at Jacksonville Megachurch, at 4:00 p.m.
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|ADT Increases Risk for Fractures in Older Prostate Cancer Patients, Study Shows|
Prostate cancer patients should be aware of the impact of androgen deprivation therapy on their bone health.
|Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?|
Some scientists have identified possible links between alcohol intake and the risk of prostate cancer.
|Daddy's Boys Stage Play To Kick-Off 2019 Tour In Atlanta, GA|
PHEN Kicks-off 2019 Tour of Garrett Davis' "Daddy's Boys" in Atlanta, GA
|SpaceOAR is an innovation in prostate cancer treatment|
SpaceOAR is an exciting new option for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
|PHEN Hosts Second Successful Milwaukee Symposium |
Hosted at the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
|Summit To Highlight Faith-Based Initiatives|
PHEN initiatives with Black churches will be presented at the 2018 Annual Summit
PHEN Expands Partnership With Black Churches In The Fight Against Prostate Cancer -
To launch new "Social Media Initiative" at 14th Annual Summit
|PHEN Summit Update: Highlighting Presentations and Speakers|
Summit presentation highlights: "developing treatment trends and patient implications," and the "RESPOND" study for African American men.
|FDA Approves new treatment for a certain type of prostate cancer using novel clinical trial endpoint|
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Erleada (apalutamide) for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer that has not spread (non-metastatic), but that continues to grow despite treatment with hormone therapy (castration-resistant).
|U.S. FDA Approves XTANDI|
The FDA action broadens the indication for XTANDI to men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), now including men with non-metastatic CRPC. This approval makes XTANDI the first and only oral medication FDA-approved for both non-metastatic and metastatic CRPC.
Carlton B Barnswell, MD speaks about "Erleada" and understanding this new prostate cancer treatment
|Finasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk |
Finasteride use results in a significantly lower risk of prostate cancer long after the medication is discontinued.
|14th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit|
Summit topics and schedule
|Happy Father's Day!|
Celebrating All Fathers and Wishing Each of You Good Health..
|Black Health Takes Center Stage|
USNews.com - A playwright and producer Garrett Davis discusses using the theater to put prostate cancer among african americans on center stage.
|PHEN Partners With Reid Temple AME Church To Host Largest Community Based Prostate Cancer Event Ever|
On Saturday, May 12th, PHEN's Daddy's Boys stage play was hosted at Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, MD. More than 1700 people registered for the play, educational workshop and prostate cancer screening for a highly successful event.
|FDA approves abiraterone acetate in combination with prednisone|
FDA approved abiraterone acetate tablets in combination with prednisone for metastatic high-risk castration-sensitive prostate cancer.
|FDA Approves Apalutamide: the first treatment for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer|
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved apalutamide for the treatment of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
|Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years|
Researchers have results from two independent clinical trials showing that two different drugs help these patients — giving them about two more years before their cancer metastasizes.
|Socioeconomic Status May Affect Quality of Care, Outcomes in Prostate Cancer|
Patients with prostate cancer (Pca) with a high socioeconomic status (SES) may receive better treatment compared with men of a lower SES.
|Researchers Identify Gene Isoform linked to Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer|
Losing expression of a certain isoform of the HSD17B4 gene makes men more likely to get castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
|Increased Mortality Risk for African American Men Treated with Hormone Therapy|
January Webcast Video with Guest Presenter Brandon A. Mahal, M.D.
|Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk|
Simply consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains might not sufficiently protect men from aggressive prostate cancer (PCa).
|Webcast: Prostate Cancer, Sexual Health and Intimacy|
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|Priority Review of New Drug Application Granted to Apalutamide for CRPC|
FDA granted Priority Review to a New Drug Application for apalutamide according to a press release.
|PHEN Is Experiencing Temporary Email Problems|
The organization managing PHEN's email server is experiencing problems with its business accounts. Until this problem is resolved please use these alternate email addresses.....
|Upcoming Live Webcast on December 13|
Join us for a live webcast on Facebook for a special guest presentation by Dr. Sharon L. Bober about prostate cancer and sexual health.
PHEN Wishes You A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving...
|Testosterone Therapy May Lower Prostate Cancer Incidence|
Hypogonadal men who receive testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may have a lower incidence of prostate cancer (PCa) than those not receiving TRT.
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|Milwaukee Prostate Health Education Symposium|
Lauren Matthews from MCW joined Live at 4 on Wednesday to talk about the Milwaukee Symposium on Sat. Nov. 11.
|Webcast Today at 6 pm ET:Click here to view|
Dr. Richard Lee: "Understanding the Current Prostate Cancer Treatment Paradigm." Note: use internet explorer browser to view
|Preference for preserving sexual function not strongly reflected in prostate cancer treatment choices|
Preserving sexual function was important to many men facing treatment for prostate cancer. However, this preference was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk cancer.
|Symposium in Miami on Saturday, October 28|
PHEN will host a prostate health educational symposium at Grace United Community Church beginning at 10 am. Free lunch will be provided.
|The Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Team Supports PHEN Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 11th|
The Bucks are promoting the symposium in Milwaukee by giving the first 100 men who register and attend the event a pair of tickets to its Nov. 13th game.
|Symposium In Boston On Saturday, October 21st |
PHEN will host a prostate health educational symposium at Morning Star Baptist Church beginning at 9 am. Free prostate cancer screening and includes lunch.
|Happy Father's Day!|
Wishing my fellow prostate cancer survivors and all fathers a Happy Father's Day!
|PHEN Guidance on Early Detection Testing|
Baseline PSA testing beginning at age 40 for African American and other men at high risk for prostate cancer....
|PHEN Summit Presentations|
Videos of all presentations made during the 10th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit held on September 25th and 26th, 2014 in Washington, DC
|View the April 11th Webcast - |
Guest Speaker: Philip W. Kantoff, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute. "A Focus on Immunotherapy"
|PHEN Joins Campaign with Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre|
PHEN is partnering with Prostate cancer survivor Joe Torre and Genomic Health to encourage men to seek genomic testing to enable more confident treatment decisions.
|October Webcast Live at 6 PM - CLICK HERE|
Addressing sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer treatment - October 8th
|Prostate Cancer Study Peers into Genetic Basis for Disease Prevalence Severity in blacks|
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Scientists are leading a multicenter genetic study of prostate cancer in sub-saharan Africa.
|May Webcast: Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Opportunities & Possible Benefits|
Summaries of four phase 3 prostate cancer clinical trials to provide patients with an overview of the purpose, possible benefits and risks for each.
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|Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Charlotte, Atlanta and More Churches Generate Excitement at PHEN Symposiums!|
Nationwide educational events to educate and mobilize communities, prostate cancer survivors, wives and caregivers!
|Webcast Now Available on Facebook Live|
You can watch tonight's webcast on facebook live by clicking the link above.
| 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...
|PHEN President Receives 2017 Top Blacks In Healthcare Award|
Thomas Farrington is recognized by BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading online health destination for African Americans, and The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health as an honoree for the 4th Annual Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala.
|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.
|News Release: Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendation and Black Men|
PHEN supports the action of the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force in updating its prostate cancer PSA screening recommendation to a “Grade C"
|PHEN Consensus Statement on PSA Testing for African American Men for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer|
PHEN Consensus Statement published in 2013 as a guide for African American early detection PSA screening
|April Webcast: PSA Screening with Dr. Alex Krist U. S. Preventive Services Task Force Member|
The New PSA Screening Recommendation - A Review and Discussion. Click to watch webcast using Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox browers but not Google Chrome.
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.
|Screening For African American Men|
The New U. S. Preventive Services Recommendation Comments On PSA Screening For African American Men
|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...
|Research reveals prostate cancer radiation treatment can be shortened by 50% with no loss of effectiveness|
A short 4-week radiation regimen is non-inferior to the standard 8-week regimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, an Ontario-led study has found.
|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...
|PSA test best at predicting lethal prostate cancer, study says|
A high PSA level when a man is in his mid-40s suggests increased screening for prostate cancer, researchers say.
|Proper Prostate Care Demands A Different Type of Patient Today|
Editorial by Thomas Farrington in September issue of Mediaplanet distributed nationally by USA Today.
|PHEN Summit: Prostate Cancer Early Detection Screening - The Next Chapter|
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Chair, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, addressed the summit session on Thursday, September, 15th.
|Clinical Trials and African Americans Fight With Prostate Cancer|
How clinical trials aid African Americans fight against prostate cancer. A Mediaplanet interview with Thomas Farrington
|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 Survivor Network News: Warriors In Action|
PHEN is coming off the heels of one of our most successful and exciting events to date, the 12th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit!
|Will Ben Stiller Create an |
In 2000, television news anchor Katie Couric underwent a televised colonoscopy to promote colon cancer awareness month.
|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)."
|10-Year Mortality for Localized PCa Does Not Differ by Treatment Choice|
Ten-year mortality rates of prostate cancer are low, regardless of whether patients are treated with radiotherapy, surgery, or undergo only active surveillance
|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?
|Digital Rectal Examination, PSA Testing Rates Declining|
HealthDay News) -- Following US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening..
|FDA Approves Enzalutamide Labeling Update|
Labeling information will include data showing the drug reduces the risk of radiographic progression versus bicalutamide.
|Urinary, Sexual Function Recovery Differs by Localized PCa Treatment|
Urinary, bowel, sexual function, and quality of life among men with prostate cancer may vary depending on treatment type.
|Dementia Linked to Prostate Cancer ADT|
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study.
|Prostate Cancer Isn't Colorblind|
New York Times editorial written by Dr. Lannis Hall, et al, July 27, 2016
|PHEN Summit: Increasing African American Participation in Clinical Trials|
Increasing African American Participation in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Presentation by Dr. Edith Mitchell.
|Do Prostate Cancer Support Groups work?|
Sharon Jackson speaks about her experience with PHEN's support group.
|PHEN Summit: Educating and Mobilizing African American Communities on Prostate Cancer Issues|
Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) is hosting this summit session as a part of the U. S. Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference on Friday, September 16th, 2016.
|Exercise Is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication|
Physical exercise may have a direct effect on cancer that is as effective as drugs for treating patients with prostate cancer, even for those with advanced stages of the disease.
|Vitamin D Deficiency May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer |
Men with dark skin, low vitamin D intake, or low sun exposure should be tested for vitamin D deficiency when an elevated PSA or prostate cancer is diagnosed.
|August Webcast: PSA Test is Best at Predicting Lethal Prostate Cancer|
Presenter: kathryn M. Wilson, ScD
Research Associate, Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
|PHEN Symposium at Trinity United Church Of Christ in Chicago, IL on Saturday, August 13, 2016|
View the symposium program. This event is free and open to the public - breakfast included.
|Prostate Cancer Risk Lower in Men Who Ejaculate More|
Men who report a higher frequency of ejaculation as adults are less likely to be subsequently diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), a new study confirms.
|Happy Father?s Day!|
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers across this land!
|PHEN joins Janssen in releasing |
A resource for advanced prostate cancer survivors.
|New Milestone for Device That Can 'Smell' Prostate Cancer|
A research team from the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.
|African American men with prostate cancer have significantly lower PSA density than Caucasian men|
"Active surveillance criteria that were predictive in Caucasian men were not accurate in African American men..active surveillance criteria do not include race as a variable."
|June 8th Webcast: Understanding Androgen Deprivation (Hormone) Therapy for Prostate Cancer|
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|Exercise and Other Healthy Lifestyle Habits May Protect Against Lethal Prostate Cancer|
Vigorous exercise and other healthy lifestyle habit may reduce their chances of developing a lethal type of prostate cancer by up to 68%
|PHEN's 8th Annual Father's Day Rally in Partnership with Churches|
Register your Church Here
|Dr. Artie Shelton Educates Veterans in Washington, DC|
A member of PHEN's survivor network.
|Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Quality Questioned|
Only 4.5% of Medicare patients on active surveillance or watchful waiting for prostate cancer are monitored as closely as they should be.
|Are black men with prostate cancer getting inferior care?|
A Harvard study finds many black men with prostate cancer face higher costs and delays in treatment.
|African American Prostate Cancer Summit|
By Frederick H. Lowe
Conference will discuss how recommended changes in treatment affect black men - Northstar News Today
|Summit Session II, Sept. 17th, 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity Research |
|Moving Forward With the Fight Against Prostate Cancer|
By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President and Founder - A Mediaplanet editorial distributed by USA Today, Sept. 18, 2015
|PSA Tests Cut Metastatic Prostate Cancer Rate by 50%|
Dr. D'Amico said that the latest recommendation against PSA screening by the United states Preventive Services Task Force is likely to reverse this trend...
|The Government's War Against Men's Health Is About to Get Much Worse|
Forbes: Benjamin Davies writes about a move to monetize primary care physicians not to provide PSA screening for prostate cancer.
|Today's Webcast: Is Genetic Research Providing Answers to the Black Prostate Cancer Crisis?|
Guest Speaker: Timothy R. Rebbeck, Ph.D., Sc.M.
(The Webcast link will be live TODAY at 6:00 pm ET)
|Prostate Health: Why Men Must Be More Vocal|
PREVENTION & TREATMENT Men do talk, but their machismo gets in the way of them fully opening up. We can do better, perhaps by using the playbook that women have developed.
| PHEN Mobilizes Black Prostate Cancer Survivors to Help Shape New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines|
2012 USPSTF Recommendation Against PSA Testing did not Adequately Assess the Needs of Black Men
Guest Speaker: Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD
The Webcast link will be live TODAY at 6:00 pm ET
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|May 11th Webcast - Wives and Caregivers Talk about Their Roles on the Prostate Cancer Journey|
A Panel of Survivors' Wives share their experiences.
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|PHEN Releases ?Your Prostate Health Minute? PSA Campaign for Black History Month|
PHEN president and founder, Thomas A. Farrington records PSAs for Black History Month.
|More Men With Early Prostate Cancer are Choosing to Avoid Treatment|
New York Times
By: Gina Kolata
|Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths|
Feb. 12, 2016 -- Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer.
|March Webcast : Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Pomerantz presents on |
Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Pomerantz presents on "Treatment, Patient Experience, and Issues Associated with Bone - Metastatic Prostate Cancer"
|Black Churches Engage in Winning the Fight Against Prostate Cancer|
PHEN Credits Churches with Progress in Recent Prostate Cancer Death Decline
|Urine Test Improves Prediction Of High-Grade Prostate Cancer, Columbia University Medical Center Study|
An experimental Urine test that detects genetic changes associated with prostate cancer identified 92 percent of men with elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels who had high-grade cancers, according to....
|Skeletal-related Events Linked With Worse Survival, Increased Costs|
Experiencing 1 or more skeletal-related events (SREs) in men with prostate cancer and metastases in the bone are associated with reduced survival, increased health care resource utilization, and higher costs..
|Difference in PSA Testing Among Urologist and Primary Care Physician Visits|
Declines in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing differed among urologist and primary care physician visits in a study that compared testing before and after a 2011..
|Prostate cancer survivors' risk of heart disease studied|
The 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States are likely to die from something other than cancer, thanks to early detection, effective treatment and the disease's slow progression.
|PHEN 11th Annual African-American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit - The Complete Summit Agenda|
Thursday, September 17th, and Friday, September 18th
|PHEN Asks Black Men Who have Successfully Faced Prostate Cancer to Give their Experience and Blessing to Others as a Gift|
During this Christmas Season the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is asking prostate cancer survivors to use their experiences facing prostate cancer as a gift for others...
|PHEN 2015 Highlights|
A summary of PHEN's progress in the fight against prostate cancer
|Addressing the Imbalance in Prostate Health|
By: Jonathan Simons, MD, President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation - A Mediaplanet editorial distributed by USA Today, Sept. 18, 2015
|Biomarker May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer for Black Men|
May explain in part the biologic contribution to ethnic disparity in prostate cancer outcomes.
|Summit Session I, Sept. 17th, 9:00 - 10:30 AM: A Review of Early Detection Guidance and Risk Stratification Tools|
|Evander Holyfield Goes Toe-to-Toe with Prostate Cancer|
Five-time heavyweight boxing champion joins the fight against prostate cancer
|Summit Session III, Sept. 17th, 1:30 - 3:00 PM: Changes in Prostate Healthcare Policies and Practices and the Impact on African American Men |
|Reduced Prostate Cancer Screening Could Miss Advanced Cancer|
Recommendation against regular screening 'puts men at greater prostate cancer risk'
|Summit Session IV, Sept. 18th, 9:00 - 11:50 AM: Collective Leadership Towards Eliminating the Prostate Cancer Disparity |
|Rate of new prostate cancer diagnoses drops|
|Separate PSA Test Guidelines for High Risk and Average Risk Men Needed|
Prostate cancer early detection testing using the PSA test is one of the most controversial subject in medicine today...
|Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Increasing in the U.S.|
|Thank You for a Very Successful Year|
2014 was a successful year for PHEN as we implemented our "Rally Against Prostate Cancer" initiatives. The PHEN Survivor Network Members are special people to be recognized and honored for their great contributions.
|Senator John Kerry Introduces Senate Resolution 529: History File|
At PHEN's 2nd Annual Summit in 2006 Senator John Kerry introduces a resolution calling for increased government resources for the African American prostate cancer crisis. The resolution was passed as Senate Resolution 529 in 2012.
|Bishop Robert (Bob) Jackson: PHEN Survivor Network Member in Oakland, CA|
Bishop Jackson is the Senior Pastor at "Acts Full Gospel COGIC Church" which hosted a PHEN educational symposium. His remarks were presented at PHEN's 2014 Summit in Washington, DC.
|Charlie Wilson Performs for PHEN: History File|
Charlie Wilson Performs for PHEN during its 2010 Annual Summit in Washington, DC
|PHEN Educational Symposiums To Be Hosted In 15 Cities with Church Partners - Register to attend here|
|PHEN's 7th Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer Open for Registration here|
|Addressing Sexual Dysfunction Issues|
Dr. Arthur L. Burnett II, A world authority on erectile dsyfunction at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. presents at PHEN's 2014 summit in Washington, DC.
|Artie L. Shelton, MD: PHEN Survivor Network Member in Maryland|
Dr. Shelton (U.S. Army Col, retired) leads PHEN efforts in Maryland and the Washington, DC areas. He works with PHEN church partners, represents PHEN on policy issues and activities, helps to plan and coordinate PHEN's Annual Summit activities.
|12th Annual Tee Off to Fight Prostate Cancer: Click to Register|
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at the Franklin Park Golf Course, beginning at 7:30 am.
|Introducing PHEN Walk 2015 - A Virtual Walk to Increase Prostate Cancer Awareness|
Calling all prostate cancer survivors, family members, friends and advocates - everyone can join this walk. There is no entry fee.
|Mr. Charlie Hill: PHEN Survivor Network Member in Hampton, VA|
Mr. Hill is a Co-founder and President of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum. He has coordinated and led PHEN educational symposiums in the Hampton area and participated in PHEN summits.
|Survey Shows Most Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Ignore Their Symptoms As Disease Progresses|
A Bayer Healthcare survey
|Mr. John Cutter: PHEN Survivor Network Member in Atlanta, GA|
Mr. Cutter is an active prostate cancer awareness advocate. He coordinates efforts with PHEN church partners in Atlanta and helped to organize the 2014 PHEN educational summit in Atlanta which he moderated.
|Prostate cancer attacks NC black men at startling rate|
News article features Rev. Thomas Walker a member of PHEN's survivor network.
|Your Prostate Cancer is Unique|
Every man is different and every prostate cancer is unique. Are you making the most informed treatment decision?
|An Overview of the Summit Sessions|
|Women are Critical in Helping Men Beat Prostate Cancer|
Summit session on Friday, Sept. 26th to focus on the role of women in the fight against prostate cancer.
|The Summit Agenda|
The complete two-day summit agenda.
|PHEN Summit: Prostate Cancer Is Up Among young men|
Dr. Kathleen Cooney will present about the number of young men being diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer.
|View the Summit Online and Provide Your Feedback Here|
PHEN will appreciate your feedback by taking this brief survey.
|Prostate Cancer Roundtable Endorses PHEN's Consensus Statement |
Following a group meeting in Washington D.C., on December 9, the Prostate Cancer Roundtable agreed to endorse PHEN's statement on the role of PSA Testing in the early detection of Prostate Cancer among men acknowledged to be at elevated risk...
|PHEN Consensus Statement on PSA Testing for African American Men is Released|
With the objective of providing clearer guidance on PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) testing for the men most at risk for being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has released its “Consensus Statement on PSA Testing for African American Men for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer.” ...
|PHEN's Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit 2014: September 25th and 26th |
PHEN will celebrate its 10th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit on September 25th - 26th...
|PHEN Addressing Prostate Cancer Overtreatment|
PHEN President Thomas Farrington raised the issue of prostate cancer overtreatment in his book "Battling The Killer Within" in 2001. PHEN continues to address this issue aggressively...
|Decline seen in PSA screening after 2012 USPSTF recommendations|
"These effects were more immediate and pronounced in the urban/academic setting, and more gradual in suburban and rural settings."
|Wave of the Future? in Finding Prostate Cancer: MRI Is Key|
Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, said a MRI-guided prostate biopsy will enhance the patient experience by reducing the number of false-positive biopsies and resulting in earlier diagnosis when cancer is present.
|Churches Join PHEN to Host Prostate Health Symposiums in 16 Cities |
PHEN is partnering with churches in 16 cities to host prostate health symposiums to address the need for increased knowledge and awareness within African American communities in the fight against prostate cancer.
|Prostate Cancer Death Risk Higher in Diabetics |
|Thomas Farrington Receives Award from 100 Black Men of America, Inc. |
Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President and Founder, received the Leadership in Health and Wellness Award from the 100 Black Men of America Inc. for his work in Prostate Cancer education and awareness...
|The African American Prostate Cancer Crisis in Numbers |
The April 9th webcast provided a view and analysis of the African American Prostate Cancer Crisis based on statistical data. Guest speakers: Jacques Carter, MD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Thomas Farrington, PHEN President and Founder.
|A Focus on Caregivers |
The May 14th webcast featured a presentation on Caregivers. Guest speaker: John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network.
|PHEN's 2014 Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer Kicks Off|
The 6th Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer is Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Find out how to get involved. Join the rally and register your church today...
|Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients Worry More About Family Than Dying |
A New Survey Explores Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients and Caregiver Experiences
|View March 12th's Webcast: 'Extending Prostate Cancer Survival|
Guest Speaker: Christopher Sweeney, MBBS | Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Genitourinary Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
|Thank You Father's Day Rally Partners for a Successful Prostate Health Symposium|
Through our joint Father's Day Rally and Educational Symposiums, we are succeeding in raising the level of prostate health knowledge and awareness as never before done within our communities...
|Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Among 25 Conditions Now Covered by Social Security|
|Video Presentation- |
PHEN's October Webcast presented "Active Surveillance: To Treat or Not To Treat Prostate Cancer." Guest Presenters: Dr. H. Ballentine Carter and Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, MD.
|PHEN February e-Newsletter|
The February issue of Clinical Trials and Treatments Newsletter features information on our webcast, news highlights, survivors in action and more...
|Dr. Thomas W. Jarrett - |
Thomas W. Jarrett, MD, Chairman of Urology, George Washington University Hospital, presents "A History of the PSA Test - Why the Controversy?" as part of a session of the Ninth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit.
|PHEN Releases Guidance for Early Detection and PSA Test|
|Why the PSA Test Controversy?|
Presenter: Thomas W. Jarrett, MD, Chairman of Urology, George Washington University Hospital.
|Eating Fish Among Habits to Cut Prostate-Cancer Risk|
A set of six healthy habits, including eating more tomatoes and less processed red meat, helped men reduce their risk of dying from prostate cancer, a study found.
|Usual 'Hot Flash' Therapies Don't Help Prostate Cancer Patients: Study|
|U. S. Senate Recognizes Prostate Cancer Epidemic for African American Men|
Senate Passes Resolution introduced by Senator John Kerry (MA)
|Coffee May Put Prostate Cancer to Sleep |
PHEN's October Webcast presented "Active Surveillance: To Treat or Not To Treat Prostate Cancer." Guest Presenters: Dr. H. Ballentine Carter and Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, MD.
|Feds add prostate cancer to list of 9/11 health-related conditions |
|Your Invitation to the 9th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit |
|Clinical trial by Moffitt to reduce risk of prostate cancer in black men|
|August 14 Webcast: Managing Prostate Cancer Survivorship |
PHEN's August webcast will present "Managing Prostate Cancer Survivorship."
All Prostate Cancer survivors and their family members will benefit from this informative session....
|Metformin Boosts Survival in Men With Diabetes, Prostate Cancer |
|Wait-and-See May Be Best For Early Prostate Cancer |
|Prostate Cancer: Six Things Men Should Know About Tomatoes, Fish Oil, Vitamin Supplements, Testosterone, PSA Tests|
|John Hopkins Study on Active Surveillance|
John Hopkins Study - June 25, 2013
|January Webcast: |
Featuring a lively roundtable discussion of personal survivorship experiences and lessons learned.
|Churches Saving Lives, Not Just Souls |
June 18, 2013 - The Grio Reports on the Impact of the Father's Day Rally.
|PHEN Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary in 2013!|
"We have been on an exciting and productive journey during our first decade while paving a road for the future..."
|The Silent Killer of Men, and Why They Won't Find Out |
June 15, 2013 - Online News Site, The Grio, features PHEN and the Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in this informative report about Prostate Cancer and the issues surrounding it.
|PHEN's Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer to Reach One Million Persons|
The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) is launching its "Fifth Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" with an ambitious goal of reaching one million persons. This will be the largest and most visible prostate cancer education and awareness effort ever undertaken to focus on Black America...
|BLACK AMERICA MUST DEMAND CLARITY ON EARLY DETECTION TESTING FOR PROSTATE CANCER|
By: Thomas A. Farrington
The American Urological Association (AUA) has released new guidelines for early detection testing for prostate cancer. There are now multiple sets of guidelines within the medical community which greatly confuse men and their doctors on what to do....
|Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risks Higher in Elderly, African-American Men|
High-risk prostate cancer that can only be detected through prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is more likely to occur among men over the age of 75 and in African Americans
|Father's Day Rally - A Collective Effort to Save Lives |
By Thomas A. Farrington
|Ten Year Milestones Outlining PHEN's Evolving Rally Against Prostate Cancer (RAP Cancer) Initiatives|
|Happy Father's Day! Educational Symposiums on Saturday June 15th to Kick Off Father's Day Rally |
|Precision Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer|
Dr. Philip Kantoff, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, provides a detailed description of the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team project.
|Happy Father's Day!|
I am greatly honored and humbled by the overwhelming support of churches across our country for your support of PHEN's "Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer." Through our joint efforts we celebrate fathers, the health of all men, and the well - being of families...
|African American Men Should Ignore the Recent U. S. Preventive Services PSA Test Recommendation|
|Helping Hands Times Two |
Citizens of the Year Golden Bethune-Hill and Charlie Hill saw a need, responded
|PHEN March 13th Webcast |
The March 13th webcast featured a presentation on: "Post - Operative Radiation for Prostate Cancer." Presenter: Neil E. Martin, MD, MPH.
|PHEN March eNewsletter: Post-Operative Radiation Webcast, Father's Day Rally and More |
|PHEN's Rally Against Prostate Cancer Highlighted in Magazine for the Church Community|
View article online on pages 14 - 15.
|January eNewsletter and Webcast|
|February Webcast : Prostate Cancer Survivors Wives Roundtable Discussion |
Webcast featuring the wives of survivors who face prostate cancer beginning the moment that their husbands are diagnosed.
|Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials - A New Day of Opportunity for Patients|
PHEN President's Corner new blog entry
|PHEN December eNewsletter and Webcast |
|U.S. FDA Approves Expanded Zytiga Indication for Treatment of Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer |
|PHEN November eNewsletter |
|PHEN November 14th Webcast|
Featuring Dr. Glenn Bubley, Director of Genitourinary Oncology, Beth Israel Deconness Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, MA.
|Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study|
|PHEN 2012 Summit Program and Information|
|PHEN October eNewsletter - Highlights, Webcast, Clinical Trials and more|
|View Photos of the 2012 Summit|
|October 10th Webcast : |
|White House Proclamation - |
|Xtandi (Enzalutamide) Approved For Late Stage Prostate Cancer, FDA|
|**The Complete 2012 Summit Program Agenda**|
|Racial Disparities In Prostate Cancer Care|
|PSA Testing Linked to Improved Prostate Cancer Survival.....|
|June Prostate Cancer Treatments and Clinical Trials Updates |
Read the June edition of PHEN's Treatments and Clinical Trials Updates Newsletter.
|New Breakthrough Test to More Accurately Distinguish Between Aggressive and Non-Agressive Prostate Cancer.....|
|PHEN Summit Sessions I & II - The PSA Test Controversy, a Double Standard & Beyond the Controversy|
|Summit Session III: Community Action in Partnership with Faith-Based Institutions |
|Summit Session IV: Biotechnology Industry Actions to Address the Prostate Cancer Disparity|
|Opportunities for Early Access to New Treatments|
Rapid advances in the development of treatments for advanced prostate cancer are creating some unique opportunities for access to these treatments at no cost to patients under “Early/Expanded Access Programs.” ...
|PHEN Prostate Cancer African American Disparity Summit - Register Now|
The 2012 Summit is September 20 -21. Click to find out more.
|Xtandi (Enzalutamide) Approved For Late Stage Prostate Cancer, FDA|
|Reconsidering the PSA Prostate Cancer Test - Farrington quoted|
PHEN President, Thomas A. Farrington, was recently quoted in a Boston Globe article about the recent PSA test recommendation. Click to Read more.
|PSA testing: new analysis tips balance in favor of informed decision-making|
By Deborah Kotz, Boston Globe Staff
|PHEN's African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit - UPDATE 2|
Highlights the Summit Opening Session at the Russell Senate Building on September 20th.
|Prostate Cancer Screening: Facts, Statistics, and Interpretation in Response to the US Preventive Services Task Force Review - Journal of Clinical Oncology|
Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a review of the evidence for screening for prostate cancer and made a clear recommendation against screening...(more)
|Huffington Post Article Highlights Father's Day Rally-Read Here|
Click above to read an article on The Huffington Post, authored by B. Denise Hawkins, highlighting The Father's Day Rally and some of the churches that were involved.
|Representatives Send Joint Letter Urging HHS to Protect High-Risk Groups Affected by Prostate Cancer|
WASHINGTON, DC ? (November 9)- Representative Edolphus ?Ed? Towns (NY-10), Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-6) and Representative Elijah Cummings (MD-7) sent a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...
|PHEN's Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in Partnership with Churches is a Grand National Celebration|
This Father's Day, PHEN partnered with churches nationwide to celebrate the victories in important battles over prostate cancer. Leaders, survivors, and communities all took part in the festivities in different ways. Click to read more...
|Representative Donna Christensen (D-VI), Addresses the USPSTF's Recommendation Against PSA Testing - November 8, 2011|
Representative Donna M. Christensen (D-VI), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust and a former practicing physician, addresses the USPSTF with a compelling argument and call to withdraw the recommendation...
|PHEN Comments Submitted to the United States Preventive Services Task Force on the Task Force's Draft Prostate Screening Guideline - November 2011|
One of the biggest events for prostate cancer in 2012 will be the final recommendation on prostate cancer screening. Efforts to change the USPSTF's draft recommendation will have to continue as a priority...
|PHEN July 11th Webcast |
Webcast Topic: Early Access to New Treatments. PHEN Medical Advisor, Jacques Carter, MD, outlined the unique opportunities and benefits of participation in Early Access Programs. Mark Kennedy, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, highlighted the early access programs for MDV 3100 (Enzalutimide) and Alpharadin. Both treatments are for advanced prostate cancer.
|Congresswoman Donna Christensen Expresses Disappointment in the USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendations; Calls the Final Recommendation a Step in the Wrong Direction - May 22, 2012|
|Prostate Cancer: Another Tuskegee Experiment?|
By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President and Founder;
Comparing the potential results of implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's draft recommendation against PSA Screening to the U. S. Public Health Service's Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment of 1932- 1972.
|Congressmen Runyan, Baca, Burton, and Ross Respond to USPSTF Recommendation |
|Faith and the Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President
|PHEN's October 2011 Webcast: The PSA Screening Debate and Black Men|
|Dr. Kathy Cronin on NCI Data and Statistics|
Dr. Kathy Cronin, Chief of Data Analysis & Interpretation Branch at NCI, speaks at the 2011 Seventh Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit on Understanding the Disparity Through NCI Data and Statistics. Click the link to watch.
|An Update on the PSA Screening Issue|
By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN President and Founder.
|Dr. Gerald L. Andriole on PSA Screening|
At PHEN's 2011 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit, Dr. Gerlad L. Andriole, Principal Investigator for the PLCO Trial, states his views on PSA Screening.
|The Impact of Faith in Healing - A Survivors Roundtable Discussion|
Watch the roundtable discussion...
PHEN Survivor Network Members will discuss their experiences facing Prostate Cancer and how faith played an important role in their healing. The webcast link will be available by 5 pm ET. Send questions or comments during the webcast to firstname.lastname@example.org
|After its Recommendation Against - The USPSTF Admits it lacked Evidence for African Americans on PSA Screening|
In an editorial Dr. Moyer, USPSTF Chair, cites the gaps in evidence...
|4th Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer to Be Held in Churches Nationwide on Sunday, June 17th |
Black America must be the most knowlegeable about prostate cancer becuase our communities are the most impacted. In partnership with churches PHEN is building the foundation for a broad educational outreach. If your church is not already registered please join this effort now to support the members of your church...
|Urologists Outraged over Government Panel's Recommendation to Stop Life-Saving Prostate Cancer Testing|
|PHEN President Thomas A. Farrington, a member of the Prostate Cancer Dream Team|
Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard (movies include Hustle & Flow and Red Tails) with Farrington at the Prostate Cancer Dream Team announcement on April 1st in Chicago. Howard is a member of ?Stand Up to Cancer,? a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Terrance moderated the Dream Team announcement program...
|AUA Disputes Panel's Recommendations On Prostate Cancer Screening|
|New PSA Recommendations from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are a Disservice to Men|
|Treatment and Clinical Trials Update - May Edition |
Read our monthly Treatment and Clinical Trials updates e-newsletter
|2011 Rally to Live Videos: An In-Depth Look |
See videos of the 2011 Rally to Live, a national effort to inform and educate the public and our leaders about the life saving benefits of the early detection of prostate cancer, and to mobilize support for the PSA test for the men that need it.
|PHEN March 14th Webcast - CLICK HERE|
Webcast Topic: "The Role of Chemotherapy in Treating Prostate Cancer". Guest Speaker, Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, is part of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology. The Center focuses on providing care and effective therapies for many cancers, including prostate cancer.
|Father's Day Rally in Action - 2011|
Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Dr. Artie Shelton, and Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning at Ebenezer AME Church, Ft. Washington, MD.
|Father's Day Rally in Action - 2010|
Rev. William M. Mizell presiding at Grace Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon, NY, where Rev. Dr. Franklyn Richardson is senior pastor.
|Treatment and Clinical Trials Updates - April Edition|
Read our monthly Treatment and Clinical Trials updates e-newsletter. April's Edition : "A Focus on Immunotherapy"
|PHEN Launches 4th Annual Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
(Boston, MA) ? April 4, 2012 - The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) in partnership with churches nationwide will mobilize its "Fourth Annual Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" on Sunday, June 17th, 2012...
|?Advanced Prostate Cancer: Treatments and Clinical Trials? - PHEN Webcast August 10th |
|7th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit - Program Agenda|
The PHEN summit will be hosted on September 22nd at the U. S. Capitol Building (use the main entrance), Capitol Visitor Center - Congressional Meeting Room North #268, and on September 23rd at the Washington Convention Center, room 202B. Please arrive at 8:30am on both days.
|Conference of National Black Churches Urges USPSTF to Reconsider Recommendation|
The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC), comprised of the national leadership of the nine largest historically Black denominations, joined in the Rally against the recent PSA Recommendations.
|President Obama Proclamation -- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month|
President Obama addresses the increased African American risk.
|PHEN Webcast: The Recommendation Against PSA Screening and The Impact on Black Men |
Doctors Provide their views: Phillip Kantoff (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), Jacques Carter (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), James Mohler (Roswell Park Cancer Institute), Levi Garraway (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) and Isaac Powell (Karmanos Cancer Institute).
|An Opportunity for Public Comment on the USPSTF Recommendation|
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force provides an opportunity for the public to comment on its draft recommendation. Please provide your comments.
A national effort to inform and educate the public and our leaders about the life saving benefits of the early detection of prostate cancer, and to mobilize support for the PSA test for the men that need it. The Rally will launch on Tuesday, November 1st in the Rayburn Office Building, Washington, DC beginning at 9:30am, in Room 2203.
|The Recommendation Against PSA Screening Ignores Black Men|
By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN Founder and President
|Awardees at the 2011 Prostate Cancer Diparity Summit|
PHEN recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to PHEN efforts in the fight against prostate cancer.
|PHEN Summit Videos - Click HERE|
Watch PHEN Videos of the 2011 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit on PHEN?s YouTube Channel.
|PHEN Summit Mobilized Prostate Cancer Survivors, Medical, Industry, Political and Community Leaders |
Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) champions PHEN efforts to eliminate the prostate cancer racial disparity. He hosted the annual summit as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference.
|The Prostate Cancer Disparity - Progress and Challenges Session at the 2011 Summit|
This session served as an update to a topic at PHEN?s 2nd Annual Summit in 2006: ?Why the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity?. The session explored progress made over the last five years and current challenges.
|The Directions of New Prostate Cancer Treatments and Clinical Trials|
PHEN has a major emphasis on increasing the knowledge and awareness about medical innovations, new treatments and clinical trials that could help save lives and increase the quality of life. At the 2011 Summit, a session was devoted to highlighting some important developments.
|Click HERE to Join the Live Webcast |
Send questions during our live webcast to email@example.com
|Informative Policies and Prevention Session at the 2011 Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit|
National policies have a direct impact on efforts to address disparities. With a 60% higher prostate cancer incidence rate, any opportunity to reduce this burden on African American men becomes a priority.
|Contact Your Congressional Leaders About the PSA Test |
Information on how to email your U. S. Congressional Leaders......
|Dr. Garth N. Graham to Speak at PHEN Summit|
The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services...
|Congressman Ed Towns Speaks at the Summit on The Prostate Cancer Act|
Congressman Towns sponsored the `Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access, and Treatment Effectiveness Act of 2011' or the "PROSTATE Act." There are 24 cosponsors in the U. S. House of Representatives.
|Omega 5k Walk/Run - Watch HERE on Youtube|
Watch a great recap of the Omega 5k Run/Walk that took place in Washington D.C. The event raised funds to support PHEN.
|Join the Summit on Social Media - Use Hash Tag #PCDS11|
Videos of speakers and presentations, Interviews, photos and audience questions. Twitter:@Rapcancer - hash tag #PCDS11; Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProstateHealthEducationNetwork
|Register Now! 7th Annual African American Disparity Summit|
The Summit is a part of the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. It is FREE and open to the public, however, you must register.
|Omega 5k Run/Walk to Support Prostate Cancer Awareness a Tremendous Success|
300 participants turned out for the run/walk event on July 30th as part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity celebration of its 100th anniversary in Washington DC, at Howard University. Shown are event organizers Reginald Thomas and Steve Coles with Thomas Farrington and Honorary Chair, Reverend Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr.
|It's Time to Tee - Off and Have Fun|
PHEN will host its Eighth annual "Tee Off to Fight Prostate Cancer" Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 15th at the Franklin Park Golf Course. This event raises funds for the PHEN "Rally Against Prostate Cancer" initiatives.
|PHEN Participates in Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) 50th Anniversary Meeting|
PHEN was invited to exhibit at the meeting and Thomas Farrington, PHEN President, will speak at a meeting of PNBC's health ministries on Thursday, August 11th.
|A Letter to PHEN Father's Day Rally Partners and Friends|
On Sunday, June 19, churches from the entire country participated in PHEN's "Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer". We joined hands in prayer in an outpouring of love and support for those who have been impacted by prostate cancer, which is at epidemic levels in Black America...
|PHEN July 13th Webcast-Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know|
In 2010 there was an estimated 217,730 new cases of prostate cancer, and more than 30,000 deaths. Despite these numbers, many advances have been made in the search of treatments and care thanks to clinical trials. This month, the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) will feature ?Clinical Trials? as part of its webcast on Wednesday, July 13th at 6 pm ET....
|PHEN July 13th Webcast on Clinical Trials|
African American participation in Prostate Cancer clinical trials is very low. However, advances in new treatments are critical to eliminating the high death rate among Black men.
There was exciting news announced recently for the prostate cancer community. Three important milestones were achieved that will make it easier for men to receive Provenge, also known as sipuleucel-T, approved for men with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.....
|Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson helps kick-off the Father's Day Rally|
The Presiding Prelate for the AME church 2nd district presents the PHEN parthership and the Father's Day Rally to his churches at North Carolina Conference...
|Omega Psi Phi and PHEN Join Forces to Conduct 5k Run/Walk-Saturday July 30th, 2011|
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., celebrating its 100th anniversary in Washington DC, will join forces with the Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN) to conduct a 5k (3.1 miles) run/walk event as a part of their centennial celebration on Saturday, July 30, 2011 on the campus of Howard University, Washington DC, from 8:00 am ? 10:00 am...
|Father's Day and Prostate Cancer|
On Father?s Day, Pastor Thomas L. Walker and the Ebenezer Baptist Church honored fathers and emphasized the importance of Prostate Cancer Awareness...
|?Faith In Healing? - Rev. Arthur Gerald|
Many men facing prostate cancer agree that the power of prayer is a vital part of healing and recovery. Rev. Arthur Gerald, pastor of Twelfth Baptist in Boston, speaks on "Faith in Healing" at PHEN's May monthly meeting and webcast.
|Gene-Based Test Available To Detect Prostate Cancer|
A gene-based molecular diagnostic test used to detect prostate cancer has completed the clinical trials process and is ready for commercial use in patients who are at a high risk for the disease
|PHEN Church Partner featured in TV News Report on The Father's Day Rally-WATCH|
PHEN Church Partner Collins Grove Methodist Church, in Winston-Salem, NC, was featured on Channel WXII 12 News Report. Click above to watch.
|Summit Hotel Reservations - (click here)|
PHEN has booked a block of rooms for summit attendees at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. It is recommended that you make your reservations early.
"A Father's Prayer" was delivered by Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway, Senior Pastor at the Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles, CA, on Father's Day June 19, 2011.
|About PHEN's Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
|Father's Day Rally in Action Picture|
The Men?s Ministry from the Brookins Community AME Church in Inglewood, CA, sent in a group picture of their participation in the Father?s Day Rally....
|Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson - helps kick off Father's Day Rally|
The Presiding Prelate for the AME church 2nd district presents the PHEN parthership and the Father's Day Rally to his churches at North Carolina Conference...
|DID THE FDA TURN ITS BACK ON BLACK MEN|
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Turn Its Back on Black Men With Non-Approval of First-Ever Prostate Cancer Vaccine?
|2008 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit |
An overview of the fourth annual "African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" major summit sessions..
|Panel Urges End to Prostate Screening at Age 75 |
A national task force said that the search for the disease in this group was causing more harm than good.
|Congressional Hearing on Prostate Cancer - March 4th, 2010|
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold the public hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building. PHEN President Thomas Farrington will testify..
|National Black Caucus of State Legislators Will Join PHEN?s Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer |
Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will stand with prostate cancer survivors and their families in churches across the country on Father?s Day in support of PHEN's Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer...
|U. S. Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) Speaks Out |
He emphasizes the importance of PHEN's leadership in the fight against prostate cancer. Representative Meeks sponsors the PHEN summit as part of the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference...
|Churches Are invited to Register Now for the Rally |
The Rally takes place within each participating church during regular services on Father's Day. Register by clicking above.
|The Conference of National Black Churches Endorses and Joins PHEN's Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer on Sunday, June 19, 2011|
CNBC is comprised of the national leadership of nine Black Church denominations that have a combined membership of 30 million people and 50,000 congregations in the United States and the African Diaspora...
|Large Urology Practices to Join PHEN?s Father?s Day Rally |
LUGPA and its member organizations will join with PHEN in the Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer in churches across the country...
|RC Cancer Centers: Prostate Cancer Awareness Pledge Campaign Closes with Prostate Cancer Symposium|
ATLANTA ? As a culmination of the efforts behind the Prostate Cancer Awareness Pledge Campaign, there will be a prostate cancer symposium on Saturday, April 2, 2011 held at the Morehouse School of Medicine located at 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
|The Prostate Cancer Genome: Understanding the Role of Genetics in Prostate Cancer - Live Webcast April 13th at 6 pm ET|
Levi A. Garraway, M.D. Ph.D. presents key findings of a project that sequenced the complete genome of prostate tumors. The project was led by researchers from the Broad Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College and appears in the February 10th, 2011, issue of the journal Nature.
|Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum - Regaining Continence & Restoring Sexual Health Academy|
Charlie Hill, Prostate Cancer Survivor and PHEN Survivor Network member has organized this dynamic event.
|Prostate Cancer and Sex: With Dr. Sharon Bober - March 9th Webcast|
According to studies, a significant number of men treated for prostate cancer are faced with post-treatment sexual difficulties, and the results for long term sexual dysfunction are staggeringly high. For many, the question is; ?what do I do now?? Dr. Sharon Bober tackled this issue head-on at PHEN?s monthly meeting which was webcast live on Wednesday, March 9th (click above to view this presentation).
|PHEN's RAP Cancer Initiative|
The ?Rally Against Prostate Cancer? (RAP Cancer) initiative combines the outreach leadership efforts of prostate cancer survivors, the power of the internet, and television broadcasts for the broadest and one of the most visible movements ever to address the African American prostate cancer crisis...
|PHEN Participates in NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo|
PHEN participated in the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo held January 15th and 16th. Dr. Artie Shelton, PHEN survivor member, and Danielle McClellan, Esq. represented PHEN at the Washington Convention Center where the event was held with approximately 85,000 people in attendance. They are Pictured with Doreen Gentzler(center), Expo Host and Anchor/Health Reporter for NBC4.
|Dr. Julia Hayes: Featured Speaker on PHEN February 9th Webcast |
Active surveillance has emerged as an alternative to initial treatment for men with "low risk prostate cancer."
Dr. Julia Hayes, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, presented findings that provide information...
|PHEN Presents at the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) Board Meeting|
Terrance Afer-Anderson, PHEN Survivor member, represented PHEN at the 2011 Meeting held January 19 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This year?s theme for the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) was ?Securing Our Future: Humility-People of Fellowship?. Dr. Walter L. Parrish, General Secretary for the PNBC, committed the Convention to partner with PHEN for the Father?s Day rally to be held in July, 2011.
|Congressional Hearing On Prostate Cancer - March 4th, 2010|
Before the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congressman Ed Towns, chair. Statements by Lou Gossett, Jr., Dr. Otis Brawley, Dr. James Mohler, PHEN President Thomas Farrington, and more..
|2010 Summit Opening Remarks of Thomas Farrington|
|Why The African American Disparity? - Experts Speak|
From PHEN's 2nd Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit - September 21 & 22, 2006 - Rayburn House Office Building - Washington, DC
Knowledge is your best defense against postate cancer. Life is a blessing - cherish it through your prostate health knowledge.
|Progressive National Baptist Convention Joins PHEN Rally|
Dr. Walter Parrish III, General Secretary of the PNBC with 1500+ churches in the United States, pledges to work with PHEN to actively involve its member churches in PHEN's activities including the Father's Day Rally on June 19th, 2011. Dr. Parrish speaks at PHEN's summit...
|AME Church District Joins PHEN Rally |
The First Episcopal District of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church will partner with PHEN on the 2011 national Father's Day Rally. Bishop Richard Franklin Norris is the presiding Bishop of the district which encompasses more than 300 churches from Maine through Pennsylvania. Pastor Natalie Mitchem, district health coordinator, speaks about the district's committment...
|Medivation - Clinical Trials Update|
Medivation And Astellas Announce Positive Efficacy Data From Phase 1-2 Trial Of MDV3100 In Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients..
|Highlights of Some PHEN Accomplishments|
Since its founding in 2003 PHEN has been at the forefront in the war against prostate cancer. These are some of the highlights of major accomplishments
|The Road To New Prostate Cancer Treatments|
Why is it important to participate in clinical trials? Because we cannot afford to be left out.
Blog by: Thomas A. Farrington,
PHEN President and Founder
|TAVIS SMILEY Speaks at 2008 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit |
PHEN hosted its fourth annual ?African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit? on Thursday, September 25th, and Friday, September 26th, 2008. Tavis Smiley was an inspirational keynote speaker at the Thursday luncheon where he encouraged survivors to "Stay strong, maintain their commitment and keep the faith.."
|Prostate Cancer Vaccine - |
A landmark new treatment for prostate cancer was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 29th for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. "PROVENGE" is produced by the Dendreon Corporation. The DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE is maintaining a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline for patients and family members with interest in this treatment. The number is 617-632-2190.
|Ferring Releases Study Results|
Ferring releases the results of a study on the comparative effectiveness of Degarelix(Firmagon)
|President - Elect Barack Obama on Health Disparities|
Ms. Caya Lewis, an Obama health policy advisor talks about prostate cancer and other health disparities at the PHEN annual summit...
|Senator John Kerry Calls On Federal Agencies For Help|
In honor of Father?s Day, Senator John Kerry today called on Congress to lead the charge
against prostate cancer in African-American men. Kerry introduced a senate resolution recognizing that prostate cancer
has created a health crisis for African-American men...
|PHEN Radio Broadcast Thursday, November 19th at 8:30AM|
PHEN survivor network leaders Robbie Robinson and Jerry Womack discuss "Survivorship Issues." Program broadcast live over Boston radio station Touch 106.1FM. Click to tune in.
|FIFTH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITY SUMMIT - SEPTEMBER 24th and 25th, 2009 |
|United States House Resolution Introduced|
U. S. Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY) is leading the efforts to have
the U. S. House of Representatives recognize and address the African American prostate cancer epidemic.
This resolution has been introduced in the 111th Congress..
|The Silence on Prostate Cancer|
By Senator John Kerry and Don Imus;
Article appeared in the Boston Globe newspaper on Father's Day, June 21, 2009.
|Fathers Day Rally at Massachusetts Churches|
PHEN and more than thirty churches in Massachusetts partnered for a "Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer" that reached 10,000...
|Dr. Edward Benz Speaks at 2008 Summit|
The President and CEO Dana-Farber Cancer Institute outlines a strategy for research efforts to support community outreach..
|RAP CANCER Sponsorship Opportunities|
|PHEN Summit Program - Friday September 26th|
A town hall meeting was held to outline a prostate cancer action blueprint....
|Men Do Count!|
A call to action by PHEN president and founder...
|Will Older Men Give Up the PSA Test?|
According to new guidelines, men should not be screened after 75, because the testing does more harm than good.
|PHEN Launches Nationwide Television Broadcasts|
PHEN is taking the novel approach of broadcasting its education and awareness programs on community television stations to reach men in their homes...
|Summit Registration (click)|
September 25th and 26th, 2008....
|PHEN Member, Jerry Womack, Featured in Caring 4 Cancer|
Survivor, Jerry Womack, shares his personal experience with prostate cancer and how PHEN provided him with education and awareness for outreach to the community.
|Family Reunions: Food, Fun and Family Health |
Family reunions are the opportune time to understand prostate health issues and discuss preventive strategies for the entire family.....
|PHEN Exhibiting at The International Biotechnology Conference|
PHEN is one of 50 organizations selected to participate in a new patient advocacy pavillion at the International Biotechnology conference in San Diego...
|Policy Solutions For Reducing Cancer Risk|
PHEN will present at the Third annual "Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: A Partnership....
|Register For "Tee Off To Fight Prostate Cancer"|
For golfers and those wishing to sponsors or make a contribution..
|Coast To Coast Prostate Cancer Demonstrations On May 30th|
|"Tee Off To Fight Prostate Cancer" - June 25th Program |
CHRIS COLLINS, NECN TV sports, will "Tee Off To Fight Prostate Cancer" and MC the awards luncheon. In addition, The RED SOX WORLD SERIES TROPHY will be featured for pictures with golfers and those men participating in screenings and attending the health seminar
Non-Surgical Treatments,Surgical Treatments,Prostate Cancer and the PSA Tests. To screen, or not to screen: that is the question. Whether men should get tested for prostate cancer when they have no symptoms is a long-running debate within the medical community
|A Petition to Congress to Ensure Access to Vital Prostate Cancer Drug Therapies|
|Why The African American Disparity? Experts Speak|
Men With Prostate Cancer Less Likely to Die if They Get Radiation Seed Implants...
|Register With The PHEN Survivor Network|
Prostate cancer survivors and their loved ones can share their knowledge and experience to help others. The PHEN survivor network has served as an invaluable resource to help educate and support others about prostate cancer...
|Prostate Cancer No More Aggressive In Black Men|
A new study refutes the long-held belief that African-American men have more aggressive prostate cancer tumors than Caucasian men....
|A & T SCHOOL OF NURSING SUPPORTED THE RALLY|
Dr. Patricia Shelton and her nursing students are pictured with PHEN president Thomas Farrington. The nursing students were a tremendous asset in supporting the "rally against prostate cancer."
|PHEN RALLY AT NORTH CAROLINA A & T UNIVERSITY|
PHEN partnered with North Carolina A&T State University and the Guilford County Department of Public Health to "rally against prostate cancer" on the Aggies vs Eagles football gameday. (Pictured are Felicia Reid and Tom Farrington)
|REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT (Click here)|
The summit is open to the public..
|NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY PROVENGE EDITORIAL|
The regulator disapproves:
Pressure is mounting on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to explain its decision to ignore an advisory committee's positive recommendation for the cancer vaccine Provenge...(click above to read)
|PHEN TV Targets Black Men Over The Internet|
|DR. LOUIS SULLIVAN TO SPEAK AT SUMMIT|
Dr. Louis Sullivan, Morehouse Medical School president emeritus, and former U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary, will make a special presentation on "COST-OVER-CARE HEALTH DELIVERY" at the 2007 summit....
|PHEN LAUNCHES A NATIONAL RALLY AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER (Please Click)|
On Saturday, September 8th, PHEN launched its national "Rally Against Prostate Cancer" in Boston. The National African American RV Association (NAARVA) is partnering with PHEN across the country for the rally...
|SUMMIT HOTEL RESERVATIONS|
Please call the Washington Court Hotel Reservations Department at 1-800-321-3010 or 202-628-2100 and mention that you are with the Prostate Health Education Network group...
Online registration for the 2007 summit
|HONORING BLACK MEN THROUGH GOOD JUDGMENTS|
Why Wait For A New Prostate Cancer Treatment In The Face Of An Epidemic?
By Thomas A. Farrington
|HONORING BLACK MEN WITH GOOD SCIENCE|
Dr. Mary S. Harris, Journey To Wellness, views on "Did The FDA Turn Its Back On Black Men"
|JUNE 5th - CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING|
The Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. will hold a briefing in collaboration with the Office of Congressman Edolphus ?Ed? Towns, 10th Congressional District, New York, concerning ?The Accelerated Need for Prostate Cancer Treatment Options"......
|PROVENGE NOW Launched...|
Provenge Now is a patient advocate initiative created to gain immediate FDA approval for the first-ever Active Cellular Immunotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. Provenge Now was launched after the FDA did not follow its advisory board recommendation to approve the treatment immediately...
|PLAY FOXWOODS TO FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER (Please click)|
On JUNE 7th and 8th, 2007, PHEN will host events at Foxwoods Resort and Casino (Ledyard, Connecticut) in its expanding efforts towards eliminating the African American prostate cancer disparity. Click for information...
|FDA BOARD VOTES FOR PROSTATE CANCER VACCINE APPROVAL|
Thomas Farrington presents testimony before the FDA advisory board in support of approving Provenge. The board voted in favor of recommending approval to the FDA. Final approval will allow Provenge to be marketed as the first immunotherapy vaccine for any type of cancer. Click to read Farrington statement...
|GENETIC STUDY OF PROSTATE CANCER |
Researchers Publish Results of Largest Genome-Wide Linkage Study of Prostate Cancer Among African American Men.
Collaborative Effort May Open Doors to Improved Diagnosis and Treatment....
|FARRINGTON ONLINE WITH THE WASHINGTON POST|
Farrington was online with WashingtonPost.com Fri., Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss his battle with prostate cancer, the high incidence of the disease in the black male community, and his movement. The transcript follows...
|KERRY / MEEKS PROSTATE CANCER BILL(s)|
Legislation introduced in the US Congress, Senate SR578 and House HRes1073 -
Recognizing that the occurrence of prostate cancer in African American men has reached epidemic proportions and urging Federal agencies to address that health crisis by designating...
|DR. MITCHELL GOLD PRESENTS DENDREON'S LANDMARK TREATMENT AT SUMMIT|
If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the prostate cancer vaccine manufactured by the Dendreon Corporatin, it would be the first ever for an immunotherapy drug for any type of cancer...
|LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES HIGHLIGHTED AT THE SUMMIT|
Eleven members of the US Congress spoke at the 2006 summit. Presentations of key legislative initiatives important to eliminating the prostate cancer disparity, and to winning the overall war on prostate cancer were made by a number of these congressional leaders....
|WHY THE PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITY? SOME ANSWERS|
Dedicated to addressing the issues surrounding this disparity, researchers and physicians give an in depth look at some key contributing factors. Pictured is Isaac J. Powell, MD, Associate Professor of Urology at Wayne State University and the Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, MI)......
|SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS PROSTATE CARE INEQUITIES|
By LAURA HEATON
UPI Consumer Health Correspondent
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Prostate-cancer survivors, community leaders, policymakers, doctors and medical researchers convened Thursday to bring attention to a glaring disparity in the rates of prostate cancer in African-Americans....
|GENETIC FACTOR LEADING TO A HIGHER PROSTATE CANCER RISK IN BLACK MEN IDENTIFIED|
The lead researcher, Matthew Freedman, MD, presented at the PHEN summit on september 21st. Freedman was the lead author of a paper in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" posted on the Journal's website the week of August 21st which will be published in an upcoming print edition......
Register to attend the summit...
|SUMMIT ADVISORY BOARD|
PHEN assembled a national advisory board to help plan and organize the 2006 summit. The board consists of medical specialists, advocates, survivors and industry representatives....
|PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING DEBATE IGNORES BLACK MEN|
This editorial written by PHEN founder Thomas A. Farrington was published in the Boston Globe Newspaper...
|JOHN KERRY TAKES FIGHT AGAINST CANCER PERSONALLY|
In Boston Globe article Senator Kerry talks about facing prostate cancer and refers to the racial disparity as an "awful apartheid in health care".....
|CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS ANSWER CALL TO ACTION|
?To win the war on prostate cancer, we must have a congressional front,? exclaimed Thomas Farrington, President and Founder of PHEN, during the summit's opening ceremonies. Congressmen James E. Clayburn (D-SC), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Melvin L. Watt (D-NC) were present to respond to this call to action....
|PHEN TO ACCELERATE EDUCATION AND AWARENESS INITIATIVES|
With the clear summit message that "EARLY DETECTION" is the key to reducing the prostate cancer racial mortality disparity, PHEN plans to dramatically heighten the visibility of this message nationwide...
|TOM JOYNER SHOW INTERVIEWS PHEN FOUNDER (click here)....|
Tom Joyner interviewed PHEN founder Thomas Farrington on the Morning Show. This entertaining and informative interview can be heard by clicking the link above...
|PHEN GAINS A BROAD BASE OF WOMEN SUPPORTERS|
Women don't have a prostate, but PHEN recognizes that outreach to women and educating them about men's prostate health will save lives. Women leaders across the country have joined PHEN in this effort....
|EARLY DETECTION THE KEY TO REDUCING BLACK DEATH RATE|
The first ever "African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" was hosted by PHEN, in cooperation with Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), in September 2005. This historic event was held in Washington, DC in the Rayburn House Congressional Office Building will become an annual summit......
|2007 AFRICAN AMERICAN PROSTATE CANCER DISPARITY SUMMIT|
Senator John Kerry (MA) and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY) again joined PHEN to host the highly successful "3rd Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" in the Rayburn House Office Building on September 27 and 28....
|THE SILENT PLAGUE OF PROSTATE CANCER|
U.S.Senator John F. Kerry and Thomas A. Farrington, friends and both prostate cancer survivors, focus on African American men who endure the world's worst prostate cancer conditions....
|CANCER TEST ACT|
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduces legislation in the US House of Representatives to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to provide screenings and treatment for cancer to minority or underserved populations......
|PRAYER FOR A PROSTATE CANCER CURE|
Summit attendees were hosted on Sunday, September, 18th, at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Pastor Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. graciously welcomed attendees and highlighted the summit during the service. A special Prayer was offered at the end of worship services. PHEN coordinated free prostate cancer screenings provided by the Howard University Cancer Center following church services. FIFTY - SIX MEN WERE SCREENED...
|A JOINT STATEMENT |
A joint statement from America's prostate cancer advocacy, education, and support organizations.
The initial report of the results of the PLCO trial -- and those of a comparable European trial -- published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine have told us two things....
|PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING TRIAL|
This is the first report from the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial on prostate cancer mortality. Report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
|Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives|
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has estimated that 2,530 Oklahoma men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 290 will die in 2008.
|PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING TRIALS: A CALL TO ACTION|
Statement by Thomas A. Farrington on the recently released results from the prostate cancer screening trials...
|PHEN Joins Leading Prostate Cancer Organizations In Developing Agenda|
Washington, DC -- The prostate cancer education and advocacy community has come together to collaborate on and develop a shared agenda...
|DENDREON PROSTATE CANCER VACCINE|
Dendreon's controversial Provenge cancer vaccine may get another chance two years after the FDA rejected it.
By Catherine Arnst
|PHEN's Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
Pastors of Massachusetts churches will join PHEN on the radio and internet, Thursday, May 21st to formally announce and discuss the Father?s Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer that their churches are undertaking with PHEN...
|Fathers Day Rally Media|
Thomas Farrington, PHEN president and founder, can be heard on Boston radio stations KISS 108 (7:30am) and Jammin 94.1 (7:25am) with Gwen Blackburn on Fathers Day - Sunday, June 21st.
|PHEN Radio/Internet Broadcast Feature Program - Thursday, January 21st at 8:00AM EST|
YOU ARE NOT ALONE..will be the topic as members of the PHEN survivor network discuss how participating in the PHEN monthly meetings has benefited them and others. Tune-in to Listen to Azell Martin, Rich Moore and Sherman Womack. Click above...
|Congressional Hearing on C-Span - March 4th|
The House Oversight Committee hearing on prostate cancer C-Span telecast with survivors Thomas Farrington and actor Lou Gossett, also featuring Dr. Deweese, Ms. Betty Gallo, Dr. Jim Mohler, Dr. Otis Brawley, Dr. Carolyn Best, Dr. Steven G. Kaminsky, Dr.William L. Dahut and Dr. Faina Shtern
|First National Father's Day Rally A Tremendous Success|
Churches across the country from Massachusetts to Mississippi, New York, Kentucky, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and other locations joined hands in prayer against prostate cancer on Father's Day..
|The 'BLACK EAGLE' has landed on the PHEN Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
Radio talk show host JOE MADISON is teaming with PHEN to increase prostate cancer education and awareness nationwide. Madison's radio show - "The Black Eagle" broadcasts Monday through Friday at 6am until 10am on Sirius radio, channel 169, and on WOL-AM in Washington, DC. Joe Madison is also contributing to PHEN efforts through the sale of his "Black Eagle Coffee" - a special Hawaiian brew that is available online by clicking above.
The "Sixth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit" will be hosted by PHEN in Washington, DC. The first day of the summit will be held on Thursday, September 16th, in the Rayburn House office Building. The session of Friday, September 17th will be held at the Washington Convention Center as a part of the Congressional Black Caucus' "Annual Legislative Conference." Both days of the summit are open to the public at no cost. Please register now by clicking above.
|The Washington Post Covers PHEN and cancer drug Provenge (November 8th)|
Washington Post staff writer Rob Stein covered the prostate cancer drug Provenge and the upcoming hearing on national coverage by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. PHEN president Thomas Farrington was quoted in this article.
|PHEN In partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will host monthly live webcasts as part of its 'Rally Against Prostate Cancer|
The webcasts are a major breakthrough for PHEN efforts towards eliminating the African American prostate cancer disparity, and educating all men about the disease. They will bring together survivors, newly diagnosed men and their families, from across the country in a forum where they can interact with questions and answers. Click above for the news release announcement...
|Dr. Carter Will Present on Surgery as Part of the Webcast|
Dr. Jacques Carter, PHEN's Medical Advisor, will discuss surgery as a treatment option. He will present the types of surgical procedures and when surgery is most and least appropriate as a treatment option. Dr. Carter provides an in-depth look at a treatment option during each monthly PHEN webcast to help newly diagnosed men understand their treatment options.
|PHEN's Ignaugrual Live Webcast on January 12th; Click here to view the complete program|
Dr. Philip Kantoff, Chief, Clinical Research Officer at Dana-Farber provided an overview of new developments in prostate cancer. Dr. Jacques Carter, PHEN Medical Adviser and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard talked about prostate cancer treatment options.
|Farrington Speaks at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Hearing on CMS|
"The data reviewed by the FDA for the approval of Provenge--and the data you saw today--show that the survival benefit for Black men is at least three times greater than that for other men...."
|Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat? Live Webcast-Wednesday February 9th at 6 pm ET|
You are invited to join this program by clicking above. This is an interactive program where participants can email questions during the live webcast.
|Prostate Cancer and Sex: |
|Rev. Dr. Frank D. Tucker-Prostate Cancer Survivor and Pastor, First Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. |
Dr. Tucker spoke at PHEN?s 2010 Summit and shared his story as a prostate cancer survivor and a religious leader. He is passionate about expanding knowledge and awareness about the disease within the church community...
| Dr. Walter Parrish III-General Secretary Progressive Baptist Convention|
Dr. Parish spoke at PHEN?s 2010 African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit and committed to involve the churches that are members of the Progressive Baptist Convention in the 2011 Rally. He invited PHEN to present before the Convention?s leadership in January 2011...
|Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie-Presiding Bishop AME 13th District|
Bishop McKenzie with her husband and district supervisor Stan McKenzie, were strong supporters of PHEN?s first national Father?s Day Rally in 2010. The churches in the AME 13th district (Kentucky and Tennessee) were among the most active churches nationwide...
|Rev. Dr. Thomas Walker-Prostate Cancer Survivor and Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Missionary, Rocky Mt., N.C.|
Dr. Walker presented at PHEN?s 2009 Summit and his church, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist, will participate in the 2011 Father's Day Rally.
|Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr.-Prostate Cancer Survivor and Pastor, Bryant Temple AME Church, Los Angeles|
Rev. Dr. Clyde W. Oden, Jr., is Senior Pastor of Bryant Temple AME Church and a prostate cancer survivor. Dr. Oden is committed to participating in the 2011 Father?s Day Rally and he is leading an effort to recruit other churches in Southern California to join in...
|Rev. Arthur Gerald-Prostate Cancer Survivor and Pastor, Twelfth Baptist Church, Boston, MA|
A 12 year prostate cancer survivor, Rev. Gerald has been involved with PHEN outreach activities in Boston for a number of years. Historic Twelfth Baptist Church, the church that Dr. Martin Luther King attended while in Boston, was one of the 33 churches in Massachusetts that stepped forward for the first Father?s Day Rally in 2009..
|Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.-Pastor Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.|
Rev. Dr. Hicks invited PHEN to join Metropolitan?s Homecoming services in 2005 to help launch PHEN?s first ?African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit? on Capitol Hill. During this service he invited PHEN?s leadership team to the altar to pray for the success of our efforts...
|PHEN Live Webcast- |
Watch April's live webcast, featuring Dr. Levi A. Garraway's presentation on key findings of a project that sequenced the complete genome of prostate cancer.
|PHEN Live Webcast Today at 6 pm ET: Click Here to Watch|
"The Prostate Cancer Genome". Send in your questions during the webcast to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Watch Live Webcast Today, Wednesday May 11th at 6 pm ET-Click Here|
Today's topic is "Faith in Healing", with featured speaker Reverend Arthur Gerald, a 12 year prostate cancer survivor. Email any questions to email@example.com
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|Join PHEN Live Webcast Today at 6 pm ET: Survivors Highlight |
|June Webcast to Feature PHEN Survivor Network for Father's Day Rally|
In conjunction with the Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer, PHEN will host a special one hour webcast highlighting the PHEN Survivor Network's actions on Wednesday, June 8th at 6pm.
|Prostate Lapel Pins Available for Father's Day Rally-Click HERE|
|Live Webcast, Today at 6 pm ET - |
|November 9th Webcast - Click HERE to Watch|
The November webcast featured Dr. John R. Peteet, of the Dana-Farber Psychosocial Oncology Center, who shared about the emotional impact of prostate cancer. Mr. Mark Kennedy, PHEN Clinical Trials educator, gave updates on Medivation and Astellas Clinical trials.
|November 9th Live Webcast: |
Dr. John Raymond Peteet, a member of the Dana-Farber Psychosocial Oncology Center, will be the guest speaker for Wednesday?s webcast. Dr. Peteet works extensively with prostate cancer patients and survivors....
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Billionaire Warren Buffet who is nearly 82 years old announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer...
|The Joe Madison Show - Please Tune-in|
Farrington to be interviewed about PSA Test Issue on the Joe Madison Show; Tuesday, May 29 from 9:15 am to 9:45 am
|** Father's Day Rally to have a Focus on Advanced Prostate Cancer|
|** Massachusetts Churches who helped Launch the Father's Day Rally in 2009 Remain Committed and Active in 2012|
|** Rev. Dr. Frank D. Tucker, a PHEN Survivor Network member, Will highlight The Father's Day Rally in Washington, DC|
|** Reverend Geoffrey Ellis Organizing a Father's Day breakfast in Louisville Kentucky |
|** Churches in Fort Washington, Maryland organizing a 5k Run/Walk event on Saturday, June 16th|
|** California Churches are Very Active in the Father's Day Rally|
|** PHEN Survivor Network Member Dale Bell will Speak at a Father's Day Rally in New York|
|** Dr. Caswell Evans, a PHEN Survivor Network Member, Successful Recruiting Chicago Churches|
|** Ken Hudson, PHEN Survivor Network Member to be Remembered and Honored at Father's Day Rally at Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga. |
|** Dr. Artie Shelton, PHEN Survivor Network Member on a Crusade to Recruit Churches in Washington, DC Area |
|PHEN Webcast - |
|Senate recognizes prostate cancer epidemic for African American men|
The Senate resolution, introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), urges Federal agencies to address the health crisis by supporting education, awareness outreach and research...
|The Recommendation Against PSA Testing Uses a Double Standard for African American Men which is unacceptable|
|PHEN Dec. 12th Webcast|
Guest speaker, Dr. Philip Kantoff, provided a detailed description of the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team project titled "Precision Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer" and outlined opportunities, benefits and requirements for patients to participate.
|PHEN February eNewsletter: Highlights webcast, a Dream Team Opportunity, Treatments and Clinical Trials |
|Post-Op Radiation May Boost Results for Prostate Cancer Patients: Study|
|PHEN April eNewsletter: Knowledge is the Best Defense Against Prostate Cancer Webcast, News Highlights, and More |
|April Webcast: Knowledge is the Best Defense Against Prostate Cancer|
The April webcast presented PHEN's vision and plans for its "Educational Symposiums" in cities across the country on Saturday, June 15th, the day before its Father's Day Rally. Click to view the program.
|August 14th Webcast - |
Guest Speaker: Philip J. Saylor, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital. Click to View.
|PHEN Upcoming Summit Session: Active Surveillance - To Treat or Not to Treat Prostate Cancer|
PHEN Will host its annual summit in Washington, DC on September 19th and 20th, 2013.
|September 11th Webcast: Prostate Cancer and Sex: The Rarely Discussed Facts |
PHEN's September webcast will present "Prostate Cancer and Sex." Survivors and their families members are encouraged to join the webcast for a discussion about the mechanisms of sexual dysfunction that some men encounter after prostate cancer treatment...
|View the September 11th Webcast: Prostate Cancer and Sex - The Rarely Discussed Facts|
Guest speaker: Dr. Nelson E. Bennett, Senior Staff Physician, Lahey Institute of Oncology, and Assistant Professor of Urology, Tufts University.
|Ninth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit Agenda |
The complete summit program agenda
|PHEN to Release a Consensus Statement for PSA Testing for African American Men|
Statement to address the need for clear guidance on the early detection of prostate cancer for the men most impacted by the disease. The Consensus Statement will be released at PHEN's Ninth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity on September 19th in the Russell Senate Office buildiing in Washington D.C.
|Join the LIVE 9th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit Webcast Today|
The Ninth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit is being webcast live. Summit webcast schedule: Thursday, September 19: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm; Thursday Afternoon, September 19: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Friday, September 20: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Click the link to join the LIVE webcast.
|October 9th Webcast: To Treat or Not to Treat Prostate Cancer|
The October webcast will feature presentations by Dr. H. Ballentine Carter and Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer, of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, MD...
|November e-Newsletter: |
November webcast information, clinical trials and treatments updates, news stories and more...
|Prostate Tops List of Most Inheritable Cancers|
The estimated heritability of prostate cancer — the degree to which genes contribute to risk — was 58% which is the highest for any malignancy studied
|Study Demonstrates Efficacy and Quality of Life Benefits for Patients Treated with Accuray Cyberknife System|
|PHEN January e-Newsletter|
PHEN rang in the New Year with a webcast on diet and nutrition and the impact on Prostate Cancer. Read the newsletter for news highlights, PHEN 2014 event dates and more...
|January Webcast: Diet and Nutrition and the Impact on Prostate Cancer |
The January webcast featured a presentation by Dr. Hillary M. Wright, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
|The Father's Day Rally Against Prostate Cancer is Only a Few Days Away!|
Churches throughout the nation are finalizing their Father's Day plans....
|PHEN Symposiums in 14 Cities- Join Us!|
PHEN is partnering with churches in 14 cities to host prostate health symposiums to address the need for increased knowledge and awareness within African American communities in the fight against prostate cancer.
|The Eleventh Annual Tee Off to Fight Prostate Cancer, Wednesday June 25th 2014|
Register to participate in the golf tournament. You can also make a donation. Learn more...
Epidemic of overtreatment of prostate cancer must stop
This week, two important studies showing how prostate cancer is treated in the U.S. were published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
|Prostate cancer among young up six times in 20 years|
A US-based analysis has found that the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years, according to IANS.
|August Webcast: An Immunotherapy Vaccine to Prevent the Recurrence of Localized Prostate Cancer|
A presentation of a potential breakthrough in preventing the recurrence of prostate cancer when treated at the localized level with the immunotherapy ProstAtak.
|PSA Reduces Prostate Cancer Deaths by 20 Percent: Study |
A European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests does reduce deaths from the disease by about one-fifth.
|Prostate Cancer is Up Among Young Men|
Kathleen Cooney, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Urology Chief, at The University of Michigan, presents at PHEN's Tenth Annual Summit in Washington D.C.
|The Experience of Facing Prostate Cancer as a Young Man|
Dr. Artie Shelton moderates a session with James C. Roberson II, M.D. and Lorenzo L. Turner, Sr focusing on their experiences facing Prostate Cancer as "young men."
|U. S. Congressman, Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) Remarks at PHEN 2014 Summit |
Congressman Meeks Speaks About the PHEN summit Achieving its Ten Year Milestone.
|The Role of Women and Caregivers in Prostate Health Management|
Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., Caregiver, Author and National President of The Links, Inc., presents at PHEN's Tenth Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit in Washington D.C.
| Comparing Breast Cancer Awareness to Prostate Cancer Awareness|
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. How did they compare? By: Thomas A. Farrington, PHEN Founder and President
|The PSA Testing Connundrum |
Compton Benjamin, M.D., Ph.D., Director Urologic Oncology George Washington University Hospital, presents about the "PSA Testing Connundrum" at PHEN's Tenth Annual Summit in Washington D.C.
|PHEN Monthly Webcast |
Presenter: Dr. H. Jeffrey Lawrence, Senior Director, Oncology Development, Genomic Health Inc.
( Link becomes live at 6:00pm ET)
|Dendreon Reaches Agreements on Terms of Financial Restructuring|
- PROVENGE® remains commercially available. Prostate cancer patient education and advocacy organizations issue statement.
|Today's Webcast is CANCELLED due to weather in Boston|
|January Webcast Live at 6:00 pm ET! (Click Here)|
Guest Speaker: Dr. Phillip Kantoff, Chief, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor, Harvard Medical School
| PHEN Launches Virtual Walk-PHEN Walk 2015 |
The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) launches its virtual walk, PHEN Walk 2015, to raise prostate cancer awareness.
|April Webcast - The Impact of Vitamin D, Statins, and Nutrition on Prostate Cancer|
Guest Speaker: Lorelei Mucci, ScD, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Director, Cancer Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
|Today's Webcast-Managing Advanced Prostate Cancer|
Speaker: Dr. Richard JaeBong Lee, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Link will be live at 6:00 pm ET
|Bayer Advanced Prostate Cancer Patient Survey|
|PHEN Webcast Today: Why is Knowledge the Best Defense Against Prostate Cancer|
PHEN president and founder Thomas Farrington will outline why knowledge is the best defense against prostate cancer for healthy men who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer, men newly diagnosed, and survivors.
Link will be live Today, May 13th at 6:00 pm ET
|June Webcast Today: Prostate Cancer Early Detection Screening|
Guest Speaker Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff will present on prostate cancer early detection screening, outlining his experiences and position.
This Link will be available Today, at 6:00pm ET.
|PHEN's Miami symposium|
"African-American men’s prostate cancer risk is topic of symposium" - Miami Herald
|Live Webcast TODAY: The Webcast Link Will be Live AT 6:00 PM ET|
Presenter: Dr. J. Jacques Carter: PHEN Medical Advisor, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
The Support Group meeting will take place at
44 Binney Street, Smith Building, Room 308-309
|Today's Webcast: PHEN Kicks Off Prostate Cancer Awareness Month|
Thomas A. Farrington PHEN President and Founder, will kick off Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
The webcast link will be live today at 6:00 pm ET
|Today's Webcast-Community Engagement and Advocacy (Click Here)|
The Webcast Link will be live TODAY at 6:00 pm ET
|Today's Webcast - Are Black Men with Prostate Cancer Getting Inferior Care?|
|January 13th Webcast - |
(The webcast link will be live TODAY at 6:00 pm ET - Use Internet Explorer Browser.)
|Webcast TODAY at 6:00 pm ET- Prostate Cancer and Sexual Health - Changing the Future|
Webcast link will be live Today, at 6:00 pm ET
| Our Voices Were Heard On Prostate Cancer Screening|
The U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) WILL assess the benefits and harms of PSA early detection screening for African American men during the research for its new PSA screening recommendation.
|5 Advanced Prostate Cancer Symptoms|
By Jerry Shaw | Monday, 25 Apr 2016
| Mark Kennedy on Boston Praise Radio & TV|
PHEN Director of Outreach, Mark Kennedy on Boston Praise Radio & TV with Pastor Bruce Wall.
|Father?s Day, a day to celebrate prostate cancer survivors|
Father's Day is a happy day when African-American churches celebrate black fathers.
|Brooklyn Symposium at Berean Baptist Church|
A perspective on PHEN's educational symposium held in Chicago, IL
|Hypofractionated RT Noninferior for Localized Prostate Cancer|
For localized prostate cancer patients, hypofractionated radiation therapy at a dose of 60 Gy in fractions is effective.
|Consumption of Tree Nuts Associated With Reduced Mortality for Patients With Prostate Cancer|
Consumption of tree nuts is associated with lower mortality rates among men with prostate cancer.
|Inherited Mutations Common Among Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer|
Genetic testing results could help guide therapy for advanced prostate cancer.
|New Prostate Cancer Test Strives To Slash Biopsies, Cleveland Diagnostics Reveals|
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men after skin cancer, with almost 190,000 new cases in the
US expected for 2016 and about 26,000 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.
|Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Surge, Adding to Screening Controversy|
A new study documents a decade-long increase in the number of men who have incurable prostate cancer at their initial diagnosis.
|Webcast Today at 6 pm ET:Click Here to View|
Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin to present - "Developing Personalized Approaches to Prostate Cancer Therapy: From the Stand Up 2 Cancer Dream Team."
|PHEN's Twelfth Annual African American Disparity Summit Program Agenda|
Thursday: September 15th - Friday September 16th
| Post-Surgery Erectile Dysfunction and Incontinence Treatment |
|PHEN Launches Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Rally|
Effort aims to increase African American participation in these trials so they are not left behind with new treatments
|Today Webcast: Clinical Trials and Black History - Shaping a Brighter Future|
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D.
Webcast link will be live TODAY, at 6:00pm ET
|Reducing the Risk of Complications in Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment|
Guest Presenter: Dr. Paul Nguyen, Radiation Oncologist
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA
|March 8th Webcast:Understanding and Using Biomarkers in Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment|
|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.
|MDxHealth, Inc. (MXDHF) Release: ConfirmMDx Improves Prostate Cancer Diagnosis In African American Men|
Test improved the identification of African American men at risk for aggressive cancer missed by a prostate biopsy.
|Myriad Genetics (MYGN)? Prolaris Test Accurately Predicts The 10-Year Risk Of Metastases In Men Treated For Prostate Cancer|
Approximately 40%0f the patients in the study were African American.
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Dr Sartor postulated that blacks either have a more robust immune system or their tumors are more responsive to immunotherapy compared with whites.