Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.

An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Advocates to Descend on Capitol Hill 2017

Hundreds of advocates will put their passion to work as they descend on Capitol Hill at the end of February to fight for increased prostate cancer research funding during ZERO's Annual Advocacy Summit.
During the Summit, ZERO advocates will meet with more than 70 congressional members that have influence over prostate cancer funding and legislative priorities. It is through these meetings that we make a statement on Capitol Hill during the 2018 appropriations process. We're fighting for increased prostate cancer research funding on behalf of all men and their families.
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, will join this year's speakers list. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to hear her speak about the Task Force and what the future recommendations on the PSA could mean for prostate cancer diagnosis.
Melissa Cunningham, PhD, Program Manager, Prostate Cancer Research Program. She will be speaking to advocates about the high-risk, high-reward research that PCRP takes on at the Department of Defense and how advocates can be involved in the research review process.
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