Black men may have higher risks of poor prostate cancer outcomes
Black men may have higher risks of poor prostate cancer outcomes. With the 2012 US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) advising against routine PSA screenings, black men may suffer the consequences.
Black men are more likely to die of cancer than any other ethnic group.1
Black men are 65% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and their risk of dying is 36% higher.2
Paul Crowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Nuview Life Sciences (NVLS), says ethnic groups predisposed to cancer should follow more intensive screening, not less.
Unfortunately, biopsies today are expensive, invasive and often inaccurate:
- 33% of men with an initial "negative" result for prostate cancer do have prostate cancer that was missed by the biopsy.
In addition, black patients who met the age criteria for prostate cancer screening, 55 to 69 years, had higher odds of the disease spreading (76% vs 55%) and mortality (53% vs 25%) than ineligible patients. 2
Per Crowe, this inaccuracy and recommendation to end PSA screening can lead to neglected or even unnecessary treatment, a lowered quality of life or worse:
“In the case of a missed diagnosis, a life can be lost – it doesn’t have to be this way.”
Per Crowe, non-invasive technology is the solution to rapid – and accurate – diagnosis.
NuView has announced its new personalized treatment application that will expedite the identification and treatment of many types of malignant cancers. NuView’s system will, for the first time, assess the lowest minimum treatment required to provide a high-quality of life for those affected.
Crowe says these developments will not only save the U.S. billions of dollars, but will improve the quality of life and healthcare of the consumer (patient) market.
Research and testing using NuView’s exclusive imaging agent have been successful in clinical feasibility studies – reporting 100% accuracy in diagnosing cancer in effected males – and the company plans Phase II clinical trials in 2017.
NuView Life Sciences is a biotechnology company located in Park City, Utah, working to reform the way cancer is diagnosed and treated in our modern healthcare system