U.S. Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) led unanimous passage of Senate Resolution 493 to recognize prostate cancer as an epidemic striking African American men disproportionately, with 250% higher mortality and 60% higher incidence. This bipartisan legislation urges federal agencies to support research for the advancement of diagnostic tools, including novel biomarkers and imaging technologies. Improved diagnostic tools could save lives and ensure individualized, least invasive, and most cost-effective patient care in millions of American men.
Senator Kerry said, “We need to stay focused on research and arm Americans with the tools to prevent, detect, cure, and treat this disease.■