Congressman Gregory W. Meeks provided Opening Remarks at PHEN’s 18th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Representative of D5-NY provides opening remarks to support the Prostate Health Education Network for the past 18 years at the Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit.

“I believe that your work and the work that you continue to do, along with your distinguished panelists will soon [in the future] put you out of business, because you want to be able to end prostate cancer going without men being examined,”


“It is all well documented that the African American men are disproportionately impacted by prostate cancer in comparison than their white counterparts. We’ve talked about that for 18 years, and the lack of access to affordable healthcare is one of those key contributors to the disparity. African American men are still 2 times more likely to die from prostate cancer and the What is very clear as we look at the post COVID-19 pandemic, what is very clear is that institutional racism is still a feature of our healthcare system.”

-Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY)

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