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Social Security Administration Announces Compassionate Allowances Benefit for Men Diagnosed with Hormone-refractory Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Roundtable issued a press release today (January 20, 2014) commending the Social Security Administration (SSA) for adding hormone-refractory prostate cancer to the list of diseases and conditions that qualify for an expedited decision on an application for Social Security Disability benefits. The Roundtable also offered a sincere “Thanks” to Congressman Elijah Cummings […]

Early Detection Guidelines for High Risk Men

The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) has developed a statement on the role of PSA testing in the early detection of prostate cancer in high risk men.  These include African Americans, men with a significant family history of prostate cancer, men exposed to Agent Orange, and men with an above-average baseline PSA level taken in […]

Prostate Cancer Roundtable Calls for Quality-Of-Life Endpoints

At it’s December 9, 2013 meeting, the Prostate Cancer Roundtable addressed the need for quality of life endpoints based on patient-reported outcomes data, in pivotal trials of all biologic and pharmaceutical agents being assessed for regulatory approval in the treatment of prostate cancer with a primary endpoint of improved survival. The Roundtable voted unanimously to […]