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Across the U.S., Black men are disproportionally diagnosed with prostate cancer and are more likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts.
VA teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to encourage men (and their families) to better understand prostate cancer risk and taking proactive measures to protect their health.
Dr. Donald Gleason, who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, devised the scoring system in the 1960s while working at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.
VA researchers will be testing the prostate cancer drug degarelix for treating nearly 200 COVID-19 patients at VA medical centers.
A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense found similar survival rates among black and white patients with prostate cancer receiving care at VA.
Hear the latest on treating prostate cancer. Check out a Feb. 24 lecture, online or in person at VA headquarters, on precision oncology for Veterans.
A partnership between VA and the Prostate Cancer Foundation is speeding the development of treatments and cures for Veterans with aggressive—or metastatic—prostate cancer through precision oncology.
APOLLO is a complex acronym for a data collection project with an important goal: individualized cancer treatment. VA is working with federal partners in largely unprecedented cancer research.
Dr. Stacy Loeb decided to help treat Veterans with prostate cancer when her grandfather was diagnosed with the disease. Her research is helping to determine the best treatment options.
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Last updated October 5, 2022
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