Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Bill Reintroduced in House
(Washington, D.C. – August 2, 2021) This week, the Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (H.R. 4880) was reintroduced on the House floor by Congressman Neal Dunn, M.D. (R-FL-02) and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08). ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, the leading national nonprofit in the fight against this disease, is proud to be an ongoing supporter of this bipartisan bill and its provisions to establish a national clinical pathway for prostate cancer within the Veterans Health Administration. “H.R. 4880 will help to ensure that Veterans from Tallahassee, FL, to Ft. Worth, TX, to Seattle, WA, have equal access to the best possible care – care that can make the difference in surviving prostate cancer,” said Alison Manson, ZERO’s Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations.
This standardized system of care would enhance treatment and increase access to the highest quality care for the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the Veterans Health Administration. Currently, no such national clinical pathway exists for prostate cancer. The bill was previously introduced in the House as H.R. 6092 by Congressman Dunn on March 5, 2020. The bill passed unopposed in the House on September 22nd, 2020, but ultimately failed in the Senate. Veterans face prostate cancer at rates nearly two times higher than civilians.
For more information on ZERO’s work with veterans, visit zerocancer.org/veterans.
About ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.