Navigation Links
U.S. Representatives Urge Critical Improvements in Prostate Cancer Detection
Date:2/11/2008

s about their health."

Prostate cancer care crisis

The lack of reliable diagnostic tools is leading to a crisis in care for a disease that can be cured if detected early. This reality is sad for every American man who faces screening for prostate cancer; however, it is particularly devastating for African American males who have significantly higher incidence and mortality rates. Existing tests, including the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and biopsies, miss cancers and/or underestimate their aggressiveness and thus lead to failed clinical interventions in as many as in 1 in 2 men. Even when PSAs are abnormal, approximately 88% of men - or 1 million per year - undergo unnecessary biopsies and end up not having prostate cancer. Since the current diagnostic tools cannot reliably distinguish aggressive from low-risk prostate cancer, many men undergo unnecessary, costly treatments that cause complications, such as impotence and incontinence.

"Advanced imaging technologies will arm physicians with critical information required to improve quality of care and reduce health care costs," said Faina Shtern, M.D., president and CEO of the nonprofit AdMeTech Foundation. "Federal support made it possible to advance breast cancer imaging, which transformed early detection and treatment of breast cancer. We salute the U.S. Congress for helping create similar possibilities for men."

Prostate imaging research a priority

In calling for increased funding, the representatives are echoing the principles of the Prostate Research, Imaging and Men's Education Act, or PRIME Act (S. 1734/ HR. 3563) - legislation currently sponsored in both houses of Congress that calls for increased funding for prostate cancer diagnostic technology.

The PRIME Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Kerry (D-MA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and in the House by Reps. Cummings (D-MD), Albert Wynn (D-MD) and Dan Burton (R-IN),
'/>"/>

SOURCE AdMeTech Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. House of Representatives Passes Stop AIDS in Prison Act of 2007
2. Congressional Support Grows for FDA Regulation of Tobacco: Bill Now Sponsored by 55 Senators, 200 Representatives
3. Health IT Now! Coalition Applauds Representatives Eshoo and Rogers for Introducing Health IT Legislation
4. Majority of House of Representatives Support Common-Sense Fix to Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
5. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Lauds U.S. House of Representatives Passage of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act
6. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Sharing Grassroots Advocacy Knowledge With International Representatives in Intensive Dallas Training Session
7. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Decries Shameful Votes Again by Representatives John Peterson, Joe Pitts and Bill Shuster, Against Childrens Health Care
8. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on the State of Mississippi House of Representatives to Withdraw House Bill 282 Discriminating Against Those Affected by Obesity
9. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
10. Middle School Marks Most Critical Time to Start Ongoing Conversations About Drug and Alcohol Use With Kids
11. Oncologists are critical in managing psychiatric disorders in patients with advanced cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... Richmond, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... New Albany, Mississippi. The opening is the first sweetFrog store located in Mississippi. The ... fastest growing companies in 2014. , The store, located at 104 Railroad Avenue, New ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... VA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) ... introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... In 2012, Patrick Achebe realized that the gift of poetry was fully in ... write his first poem, and three years later he was publishing an entire book of ... with the world. "I have always believed that the best way to lift yourself up, ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... CITY, GA (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... their newest innovation in compression socks designed for men. , For style that’s ... socks into their daily routine. This is great news for men everywhere because a ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... When The American ... the late June Web-based session, the speakers discussed the importance of accountable care ... patients through coordinated care. , During the session, participants learned the ins and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:sweetfrog Opens First Location in Mississippi 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:Patrick Achebe Releases Debut Book, Whispering Waves: Poems for Everyday Grace 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 2Health News:SIGVARIS Kicks Up Its Style for Men with the Launch of MIDTOWN MICROFIBER in a Dark Navy Stripe Pattern 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 2Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 3Health News:ACO Coalition Discusses the Future of Medicare Payments and the Benefits of Providing More Care 4
... (Amex:,SGN) has committed to deploy Fidelity 100 Heart Monitors ... of sudden cardiac death and,cardiovascular disease, events that will ... ("AFL"), through mobile centers though which AFL,will bring health ... and,members some of the world,s greatest living and legendary ...
... The National Patient Safety,Foundation (NPSF) announced today ... an Associate Member. The Corporate Council program,provides a ... companies to,work along side NPSF Board members, health ... with a single convergent goal,-- making patient care ...
... ... Divisions, GAITHERSBURG, ... and facilities management services in North,America, announced today the appointment of ... Care Services. Connolly fills,the position vacated by George Chavel, who took ...
... more and eat smart, BOSTON, Sept. 4 ... that again this year, obesity rates climbed in,31 states ... (AOMF),and YMCA of the USA,s YMCA Activate America(R) initiative ... the,benefits of healthy, active living., AOM,s research-based programs ...
... found twice the success rate when parents took part in ... play a significant role in the treatment of teens with ... involved in a treatment program, the percentage of teens able ... months doubled. , "Families have often been seen as part ...
... a more complete picture of color vision evolution has ... genetic encounter with one of the worlds most rare ... team have performed the first sweeping study of color ... native primate with a unique combination of physical features ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Signalife to Deploy Fidelity 100 Heart Monitors for AFL 2Health News:Signalife to Deploy Fidelity 100 Heart Monitors for AFL 3Health News:National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications 2Health News:Sodexho, Inc. Announces Patrick E. Connolly as Market President & COO 2Health News:America On the Move and More Than 1,500 YMCAs Kick Off Steptember 2007 2Health News:America On the Move and More Than 1,500 YMCAs Kick Off Steptember 2007 3Health News:America On the Move and More Than 1,500 YMCAs Kick Off Steptember 2007 4Health News:Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulima 2Health News:Parental Involvement Key to Battling Bulima 3Health News:The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night 2Health News:The aye-ayes have it: The preservation of color vision in a creature of the night 3
(Date:7/2/2015)... Conn. , July 2, 2015 Numotion,s ... Executive Officer announced that Tamas Feitel has ... Feitel joins Numotion after a highly successful 18 year ... leadership roles driving strategy, profitability, and productivity to result ... most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for GE ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015 The report ... Heterofermentative), Species (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus & Enterococcus), Enzymes (Fibre-digesting & ... to 2020", Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market is expected ... of 4.0% from 2015 to 2020. ... spread through 194 P ages and ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... julio de 2015 BGI anunció hoy que ... alto rendimiento en Hong Kong ... (CAP). La instalación de BGI en Hong Kong ... próxima generación que recibe la certificación CAP en ... en prácticas de laboratorio clínico. Junto con el exitoso ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Numotion Names Tamas Feitel Chief Financial Officer 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 2Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 3Silage Inoculants & Enzymes Market Worth $489.05 Million by 2020 4BGI recibe la acreditación del College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2
... NAGOYA, Japan, June 23 Although previous studies,suggest ... length,growth of the eye in children with progressing ... evident. Using a rigorous study design,and precise optical ... in Madrid are undertaking the Myopia Control with,Orthokeratology ...
... Calif., June 23 Alexza,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... of its Phase 2a clinical trial of Staccato(R) ... the 50th Annual Scientific Meeting of,the American Headache ... Place in Boston, MA. The oral platform abstract ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Menicon Undertakes With the Novovision Clinic a Paediatric Myopia Control Clinical Trial 2Alexza Pharmaceuticals to Present AZ-104 Phase 2a Clinical Data at the American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2
Sharp tipped scissors angled 135 from the shaft with a horizontal cutting action. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina and cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface (delamination)....
Sharp tipped illuminated scissors with a curvature of 12 mm to follow the contour of the retina. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina, cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface and...
Microscissors : Horizontal Scissors...
Sharp tipped scissors with a vertical cutting action. Rounded lower edge of scissors blade minimizes unintentional engagement of retina....
Medicine Products: