Clark Atlanta to host town hall on prostate cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Clark Atlanta University is gearing up to host a town hall forum exploring potential factors contributing to high rates of prostate cancer in African-American men.

University officials say panelists from the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, the University of Pennsylvania, the American Cancer Society, and the university’s Center For Cancer Research And Therapeutic Development will discuss the issue Thursday at 1 p.m.

University spokesman Larry Calhoun says African-American men have the highest rates of prostate cancer in the United Sates. Calhoun says causes that contribute to the higher than average rate among black men are mostly unknown.

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