PHEN: 17th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

PHEN – Prostate Health Education Network, Inc.  – 17th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

A virtual event open to the public on Zoom

August 25, 2021—Quincy, MABlack men have the highest prostate cancer incidence and death rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States. The Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) was founded in 2003 by Thomas A. Farrington, a prostate cancer survivor, to raise awareness and provide education towards eliminating this racial disparity, which is the largest for any type of major cancer.

PHEN will host its “17th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit” over four virtual sessions on September 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET. Each session will focus on an important topic that’s critical to addressing the prostate cancer racial disparity in today’s environment:

Session I: The Impact of COVID-19 On the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity

Session II: Effective Community Awareness, Outreach & Engagement Strategies

Session III: Enhancing Early Detection, Treatments and Clinical Trials Education

Session IV: Policies, Cost, and Social Determinants of Health Factors Impacting the Racial Disparity

Session participants include medical experts, patients, survivors, community and political leaders. Online participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the participants. The summit is free and open to the public; information and registration is available at Prostate cancer survivors and community health leaders will find the summit programs very useful.

“September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and our summit will provide critical information, outline strategies that are proven effective in our communities, and present new approaches for the ongoing fight against prostate cancer,” says PHEN President Thomas Farrington.

 About PHEN

PHEN is the leading patient education and advocacy organization focusing on the prostate health needs of the Black community. PHEN is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in the Greater Boston, MA.

 Media contact:

Meredith Strickland,


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