National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2005, 51997-51998 [05-17498]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Presidential Documents 51997 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7920 of August 29, 2005 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. This year, thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and thousands will die from the disease. While great strides have been made in the battle against prostate cancer, we have more work to do. During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to fight prostate cancer by finding better ways to prevent, detect, and treat this deadly disease. My Administration is committed to funding research for prevention and better treatments for prostate cancer. This year, the National Institutes of Health will invest an estimated $381 million in prostate cancer research, including $310 million at the National Cancer Institute. The Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Program will spend an estimated $85 million, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will devote an estimated $14 million toward prostate cancer research. Scientists are examining risk factors to identify ways to prevent prostate cancer, and they are finding ways to detect this disease earlier, when it is easier to treat. In addition, newer treatments are helping to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer in men with advanced stages of the disease. This progress offers hope to men who are living with prostate cancer and those who are at risk. As we observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, I encourage all men, especially those over the age of 50, to talk with their doctors about the risk of prostate cancer and the appropriate screenings. I commend those who fight this disease, and I applaud the dedication of researchers, health care providers, and all who are working to increase our knowledge of prostate cancer. By raising awareness and supporting research, we can save lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and all people of the United States to reaffirm our Nation’s strong and continuing commitment to treat and prevent prostate cancer. VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:34 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\31AUD1.SGM 31AUD1 51998 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–17498 Filed 8–30–05; 10:36 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:34 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205250 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\31AUD1.SGM 31AUD1

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[Pages 51997-51998]
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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 51997]]


                Proclamation 7920 of August 29, 2005

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-
                related deaths among American men. This year, thousands 
                of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 
                thousands will die from the disease. While great 
                strides have been made in the battle against prostate 
                cancer, we have more work to do. During National 
                Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we renew our 
                commitment to fight prostate cancer by finding better 
                ways to prevent, detect, and treat this deadly disease.

                My Administration is committed to funding research for 
                prevention and better treatments for prostate cancer. 
                This year, the National Institutes of Health will 
                invest an estimated $381 million in prostate cancer 
                research, including $310 million at the National Cancer 
                Institute. The Department of Defense's Prostate Cancer 
                Research Program will spend an estimated $85 million, 
                and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will 
                devote an estimated $14 million toward prostate cancer 
                research. Scientists are examining risk factors to 
                identify ways to prevent prostate cancer, and they are 
                finding ways to detect this disease earlier, when it is 
                easier to treat. In addition, newer treatments are 
                helping to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer 
                in men with advanced stages of the disease. This 
                progress offers hope to men who are living with 
                prostate cancer and those who are at risk.

                As we observe National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 
                I encourage all men, especially those over the age of 
                50, to talk with their doctors about the risk of 
                prostate cancer and the appropriate screenings. I 
                commend those who fight this disease, and I applaud the 
                dedication of researchers, health care providers, and 
                all who are working to increase our knowledge of 
                prostate cancer. By raising awareness and supporting 
                research, we can save lives.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim September 2005 as National 
                Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government 
                officials, businesses, communities, health care 
                professionals, educators, volunteers, and all people of 
                the United States to reaffirm our Nation's strong and 
                continuing commitment to treat and prevent prostate 
                cancer.

[[Page 51998]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

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