For nearly 20 years the Cancer Center has provided access to prostate cancer education and screening through the Men Take Ten Program. As one of our longest running programs, Men Take Ten has empowered tens of thousands of men with the required information to make the best decisions for their health. The program has also provided access to prostate cancer screening services for men both at the Howard University Cancer Center as well as in their respective communities.
Howard University is proud of its successful prostate cancer research program. These initiatives have explored research questions related to the role of physical activity in reducing risk of developing prostate cancer; the effectiveness of newer screening technologies; and biological and genetic factors that may serve as potential targets for treating prostate cancer. The research conducted at Howard University has an impact on prostate cancer on the local, national and international level.
Despite the great strides in reducing death rates associated with prostate cancer, African-American men continue to die at a higher rate compared to other ethnic and racial groups. This disparity is particularly demonstrated in the Washington metropolitan region. We are proud to continue to serve as a true community partner in addressing the issues of health inequity in prostate cancer and other diseases that disproportionately affect African-American men.
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