Prostate Cancer Outreach Effort
In an effort to find and treat prostate cancer early in black men, each September, the Center for African-American Health sponsors an annual public awareness campaign about prostate cancer and works with local health care agencies to provide free prostate cancer screenings.
In 2008, working in partnership with the Inner City Health Center, more than 150 men received free prostate cancer screenings and several hundred received culturally-sensitive educational materials. Physicians from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, A.F. Williams Family Medicine, and the Rose Medical Center volunteered to conduct the prostate screenings and the Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital processed and paid for the lab work.
For information about free prostate cancer screenings, call the Center at 303-355-3423.
Read African Americans and Prostate Cancer, a publication developed by the Center for African-American Health specifically for African-American men (in print only).
National Cancer Institute
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prostate Cancer Control Initiatives