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ZERO CEO Statement on Senate Bill S6882

ZERO applauds the New York State Legislature for its passage of Senate Bill S6882/A08683. The legislation provides men access to early detection for prostate cancer by providing men ages 50 and over, and men 40 and over with a family history, screening without having to pay a deductible or copay.

“Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. Enabling men to understand their risk and ‘know their numbers’ free from cost-sharing will bring us closer to ending this disease,” said Jamie Bearse, President and CEO of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. “This is especially important among high-risk populations such as African Americans, veterans, and those with a family history.”

ZERO appreciates the leadership of State Senator Tedisco, State Representative Gottfried, and Governor Cuomo.

When caught early, the five-year survival rate of prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent. ZERO encourages other state legislatures to follow New York’s lead to enable all men to have access to early detection for prostate cancer.

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. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. We’re building Generation ZERO, the first generation of men free from prostate cancer, through our national run/walk series, education and patient support programs, and grassroots advocacy. ZERO is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, with regional chapters across the country. We dedicate 85 cents of every dollar to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.