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Advocacy group seeks more funding for prostate cancer programs

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The Prostate Cancer Roundtable, a group of nonprofit advocacy groups, has released a new policy agenda that calls for increased funding of prostate cancer testing and research programs.

The group, which is made up of board members from organizations like the Men’s Health Network and ZERO - the Project to End Prostate Cancer, released the policy statement in response to stubbornly high prostate cancer rates. More than 2 million men living today have been diagnosed with the condition.

The policy statement calls on federal lawmakers to allocate more money for cancer research. Additionally, the group would like to see more funding for educational programs aimed at urging men to seek prostate cancer testing, which may lead to an earlier diagnosis while the condition is still treatable. These programs should be aimed at African Americans, the statement said, as this ethnic group has higher rates of the disease.

"Our organizations plan to aggressively continue efforts to ensure continued progress against a disease that takes the lives of some 30,000 Americans every single year, and which is particularly widespread among African Americans," stated Thomas Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network.

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