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Notice to Readers: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month --- September 2000

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men residing the United States. In 2000, an estimated 180,400 new cases will be diagnosed, and an estimated 31,900 men will die of the disease.

In the absence of scientific consensus on the effectiveness of screening, CDC supports epidemiologic and behavioral research efforts to build the science base for prostate cancer control by developing methods to study the disease's epidemiology, strengthening state cancer registries through the National Program of Cancer Registries, and supporting recruitment into clinical trials. In addition, CDC is studying how men in the United States and their health-care providers make decisions about prostate cancer screening and treatment options and is working with key partners to develop and evaluate educational materials.

Additional information about prostate cancer is available from CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control World-Wide Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/cancer.

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