PECaD is excited to help announce and share information for the newly formed Prostate Cancer Coalition
. The coalition is a group of prostate cancer physicians, researchers, and community members who are passionate about educating men and family members about the risk of prostate cancer, especially in African-American males. The coalition began with physician education and has grown to include community outreach and education, and will begin to focus on understanding the disparities for prostate screening in St. Louis and our region.
Now, the coalition's main goal has been to help educate men age 45 and older to talk with their doctor about being screened for prostate cancer. This outreach objective, Smart Screening, has been prioritized in order to help reduce prostate cancer burden and reduce the number of prostate cancer diagnoses in high-risk men. The Prostate Cancer Coalition has resources available for physicians and community members on their website.
PECaD Drs. Lannis Hall, Arnold Bullock, and Bettina Drake are founding members of the Prostate Cancer Coalition. Support for the coalition is provided by Siteman Cancer Center, The American Cancer Society, The St. Louis American, the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and Mound City Medical Forum.