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Medical News & Perspectives
February 11, 1998

ACS Sets Blueprint for Action Against Prostate Cancer in African Americans

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JAMA. 1998;279(6):418-419. doi:10.1001/jama.279.6.418-JMN0211-2-1

INSPIRED BY successful campaigns to support research and treatment for breast cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is mounting a new initiative in an attempt to make an impact on prostate cancer.

At a press conference in Washington, DC, last month, it issued a National Blueprint for Action, a set of proposals for dealing with the disease, to which it will devote $8 million to $10 million annually.

Because prostate cancer disproportionately affects African American men, the call for action is primarily addressed to them. But any benefits from the initiative are expected to affect the clinical management of the disease overall.

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