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The Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development At CAU To Host Annual Town Hall Forum

Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shafiq A. Khan, Ph.D.

WHO:                       

  • Dr. Shafiq A. Khan, esteemed scholar and executive director of the CCRTD
  • Dr. Camille Ragin, associate professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Dr. LeRoy Reese, associate professor, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Dr. J. Michael Underwood, epidemiologist, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

WHAT:          Will host a free town hall forum, “The Health of the Black Male,” in partnership with CAU-TV.

WHEN:          Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014- 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Robert W. Woodruff Library, Studio A (lower level) 111 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30314- Paid parking in deck on Mildred Street.

BACKGROUND:       Black men suffer far worse health issues than any other racial group in America.  Racial discrimination, lack of affordable health care, lack of health education, poverty and lack of insurance all contribute to the problem.  Black men are 2.4 times as likely to die from prostate cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men, and live 7.1 years less than other racial groups.  Moreover, one in 16 African-American men will be diagnosed with HIV.  For more information, email: cancerinfo@cau.edu or call 404-880-6104.

Category: University Media
Keywords: CCRTD, Town Hall