Supporting U.S. Veterans Facing Prostate Cancer: The Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act

Categories: Winter 2020

In September, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act (H.R. 6092).

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This bill is an important piece of legislation that would greatly benefit U.S. Veterans’ care. The bill would create a standardized treatment system for veterans and establish a registry to track patients’ prostate cancer journeys starting with early detection, and if the cancer is not cured, to advanced disease and end-of- life care.

This registry could also be used to enhance research on how to better care for all patients with prostate cancer.

The American Urological Association (AUA) worked closely with House lawmakers to develop and advance the legislation. The bill is not yet law; it will move next to the Senate. The AUA invites people who are invested to urge their U.S. senators to introduce and support this legislation before Congress adjourns for the year.

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