Recently released figures have indicated an estimated 26,120 men will die of prostate cancer in 2016, a 5 percent drop from the 2015 estimate. Based on these facts, a man will lose his prostate cancer battle every 20 minutes. In 2016, an estimated 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, an 18 percent decline from 2015 estimates
Advances in the treatment of prostate cancer have lead to a steady decline in deaths from the disease, but despite this good news, detection rates have fallen significantly in recent years. This is due to recommendations against PSA testing, causing more patients to be diagnosed in late stage disease and limiting their options for treatment.
We’re concerned that lack of early detection will lead to increases in deaths in the coming years and urge continued focus on advancing diagnostic tools and technology focused on finding prostate cancer early and determining aggressive from indolent disease.
Learn more about the estimated prostate cancer facts and figures for 2016.
Do you live in New Jersey, New York, Indiana, or Alabama and want to join the fight to end prostate cancer? ZERO is offering scholarships to attend our ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit on February 22-25 for those in these states who reside in certain Congressional districts!Visit our website to apply.
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit brings together an army of committed advocates focused on making a difference both nationally and in their communities. It is the premier advocacy conference in the nation focusing on prostate cancer patients and survivors as well as their families, friends, and loved ones. Find more information on the Summithere.
Hot off the Press: New Advanced Prostate Cancer Newsletter
ZERO’s new Advanced Prostate Cancer Newsletter is chock full of educational information and resources for those diagnosed and living with advanced prostate cancer. It includes a message from the Chair of ZERO’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Alicia Morgans, and a Q&A with Dr. Tomasz Beer on clinical trials. You can read it onlinehere.
If you’d like a paper copy to read or distribute, please request as many as you need by emailing Alice Lee atAlice@zerocancer.org.