Prostate Cancer Disparities: Science, Health Care and Public Policy (CANCER04)

Venue: Park Hyatt Washington

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia, -

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2004
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The conference will evaluate the health care and policy reasons for the disparity in prostate cancer incidence and mortality between African American men and caucasian men. Studies have clearly indicated that African American men develop prostate cancer at an earlier age and are more likely to die from the disease than caucasian men.
Major objectives of the conference are: assess early age of onset in relation to aggressive behavior and screening, evaluate the utility of histological and other biomarkers as surrogates for aggressive disease; consider the role of risk factors for preventive interventions in AAM; evaluate preventive and clinical implications of early age onset in racial/ethnic disparity, determine whether current programs in health care delivery and access take into account aggressive disease,
6.pinpoint specific barriers to screening and medical care, explain, at least in part, the reason for the increased incidence and mortality of AAM compared with Caucasian men, and review prevention intervention efforts.


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