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US PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION: Proclamations like President Obama’s will help the US Prostate Cancer Foundation build awareness and support for finding better treatments and cures for prostate cancer. READ MORE>

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JULY 31: David Leonhardt, NEW YORK TIMES: The “prostate cancer test” will determine whether President Obama and Congress put together a bill that begins to fix the fundamental problem with our medical system: the combination of soaring costs and mediocre results. READ MORE>

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JULY 9: NEW YORK TIMES:  The prostate cancer test will determine whether President Obama and Congress put together a bill that begins to fix the fundamental problem with the US medical system: the combination of soaring costs and mediocre results. If they don’t, the medical system will remain deeply troubled, no matter what other improvements they make. READ MORE>

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JULY 8: WALL STREET JOURNAL:  President Obama may be pushing the US towards a “medical-rationing” system like that in the UK, administered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, or NICE. This will have consequences:

The Concord study published in 2008 showed that cancer survival rates in Britain are among the worst in Europe. Five-year survival rates among US cancer patients are also significantly higher than in Europe: 84% vs. 73% for breast cancer, 92% vs. 57% for prostate cancer. While there is more than one reason for this difference, surely one is medical innovation (discouraged by the NICE approach) and the greater US willingness to re-imburse for it.  READ MORE>

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