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

Introduced:

Sep 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Edolphus “Ed” Towns

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Sep 29, 2010
 
Introduced

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Votes

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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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