S. 516 (113th): PROSTATE Act


Mar 11, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 11, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jon Tester

Senior Senator from Montana



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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2013
Length: 17 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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)

3/11/2013--Introduced.Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access, and Treatment Effectiveness Act of 2013 or PROSTATE Act - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Interagency Prostate Cancer Coordination ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 11, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 516”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1190 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2011

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