Medical practitioners and Jamaicans living abroad will meet at a March 27 conference to discuss prostate cancer, how it has evolved and its impact on Caribbean and African-American men.
'Prostate Cancer: Current Status and Future Directions/Unique Impact on Caribbean and African-American Men' will take place in Manhattan as part of the consul general of Jamaica and New York Medical and Health Care Council's initiative.
Attending physician, Dr Lewis Kampel at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), said in a release from the consulate general that he hoped the conference was a step towards earlier diagnoses and effective treatment.
Harry Belafonte, former US Congressman the Rev Dr Floyd Flake, as well as speakers from MSKCC, the Government of Jamaica, the University of the West Indies and the Jamaican Cancer Registry, among others, will address conference attendees.
The conference will work towards increased awareness, addressing barriers to early diagnoses and treatment, and discussing prostate cancer in the Jamaican health-care system.