H.R. 6389 (111th): PROSTATE Act


Sep 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and rural populations and men with a family history of prostate cancer, to establish a directive on what constitutes clinically appropriate prostate cancer imaging, and to create a prostate cancer scientific advisory board for the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate real-time sharing of the latest research and accelerate movement of new medicines to patients.

Summary (CRS)

9/29/2010--Introduced.Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access, and Treatment Effectiveness Act of 2010 or the PROSTATE Act - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Interagency Prostate Cancer ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 29, 2010

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6389”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 2159 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2011

S. 3775 (Related)
PROSTATE Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 2010

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