National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016, 62351-62352 [2016-21818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Presidential Documents 62351 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9485 of September 1, 2016 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in American men, and too many men and their families feel the pain and grief it brings. As a country, we must do everything in our power to support men who are battling prostate cancer, deliver the care and treatment they need, and defeat this devastating disease. A cancer-free future is within our grasp—with bold vision and daring optimism, we are pioneering medical breakthroughs in research and seeking to discover a cure for cancer in our time. During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we remember all the men who lost their lives to this disease, and resolve to reach a tomorrow where prostate cancer is no longer a threat to our sons and grandsons. In 2016, approximately 180,000 men will be diagnosed, and 26,000 men will lose their battle with prostate cancer. Incredible advancements have paved the way for better prevention, detection, and treatment of this disease, and over the past two decades, the incidence of new cases and mortality rates for prostate cancer have been steadily declining. Men who are African American, over the age of 65, or have a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk and should be aware of risk factors and symptoms. I encourage all men to talk to their health care providers about how prostate cancer can affect them, and to learn more by visiting www.Cancer.gov/ Prostate or www.CDC.gov/Cancer/Prostate. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D6 The Affordable Care Act has ensured that more Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance, and it prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to someone simply because they have prostate cancer. The Act eliminates annual and lifetime limits on coverage and ensures individuals have the option to participate in clinical trials, which have proven helpful in advancing research of new treatment strategies and improving clinical care for men with prostate cancer. This year, I asked Vice President Joe Biden to lead our Nation in a new effort to end cancer as we know it. The White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force is striving to make a decade of advances in cancer prevention, treatment, and care in just 5 years through the collaboration of Federal agencies, jumpstarted by a proposed nearly $1 billion investment. Additionally, the Department of Veterans Affairs is helping to introduce a series of pilot programs that will accelerate clinical research and care for veterans with prostate cancer using cutting-edge biotechnologies—they are also working to increase precision oncology research and strengthen personalized medicine for the treatment of prostate cancer among veterans. These efforts build on the goals of our Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to deliver personalized care and apply medicine more efficiently and effectively based on genetics—and ultimately, to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer. This month, let us thank the countless researchers, medical professionals, and advocates who dedicate themselves to supporting survivors and beating cancer. Let us continue raising awareness of prostate cancer and renew our commitment to finding a cure once and for all. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED6.SGM 08SED6 62352 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Presidential Documents NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2016 as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of prostate cancer. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–21818 Filed 9–7–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08SED6.SGM 08SED6 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D6 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62351-62352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21818]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 62351]]


                Proclamation 9485 of September 1, 2016

                
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-
                related death in American men, and too many men and 
                their families feel the pain and grief it brings. As a 
                country, we must do everything in our power to support 
                men who are battling prostate cancer, deliver the care 
                and treatment they need, and defeat this devastating 
                disease. A cancer-free future is within our grasp--with 
                bold vision and daring optimism, we are pioneering 
                medical breakthroughs in research and seeking to 
                discover a cure for cancer in our time. During National 
                Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we remember all the 
                men who lost their lives to this disease, and resolve 
                to reach a tomorrow where prostate cancer is no longer 
                a threat to our sons and grandsons.

                In 2016, approximately 180,000 men will be diagnosed, 
                and 26,000 men will lose their battle with prostate 
                cancer. Incredible advancements have paved the way for 
                better prevention, detection, and treatment of this 
                disease, and over the past two decades, the incidence 
                of new cases and mortality rates for prostate cancer 
                have been steadily declining. Men who are African 
                American, over the age of 65, or have a family history 
                of prostate cancer are at higher risk and should be 
                aware of risk factors and symptoms. I encourage all men 
                to talk to their health care providers about how 
                prostate cancer can affect them, and to learn more by 
                visiting www.Cancer.gov/Prostate or www.CDC.gov/Cancer/Prostate Prostate.

                The Affordable Care Act has ensured that more Americans 
                have access to quality, affordable health insurance, 
                and it prohibits insurance companies from denying 
                coverage to someone simply because they have prostate 
                cancer. The Act eliminates annual and lifetime limits 
                on coverage and ensures individuals have the option to 
                participate in clinical trials, which have proven 
                helpful in advancing research of new treatment 
                strategies and improving clinical care for men with 
                prostate cancer.

                This year, I asked Vice President Joe Biden to lead our 
                Nation in a new effort to end cancer as we know it. The 
                White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force is striving to 
                make a decade of advances in cancer prevention, 
                treatment, and care in just 5 years through the 
                collaboration of Federal agencies, jumpstarted by a 
                proposed nearly $1 billion investment. Additionally, 
                the Department of Veterans Affairs is helping to 
                introduce a series of pilot programs that will 
                accelerate clinical research and care for veterans with 
                prostate cancer using cutting-edge biotechnologies--
                they are also working to increase precision oncology 
                research and strengthen personalized medicine for the 
                treatment of prostate cancer among veterans. These 
                efforts build on the goals of our Precision Medicine 
                Initiative, which aims to deliver personalized care and 
                apply medicine more efficiently and effectively based 
                on genetics--and ultimately, to bring us closer to 
                curing diseases like cancer.

                This month, let us thank the countless researchers, 
                medical professionals, and advocates who dedicate 
                themselves to supporting survivors and beating cancer. 
                Let us continue raising awareness of prostate cancer 
                and renew our commitment to finding a cure once and for 
                all.

[[Page 62352]]

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 2016 as 
                National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage 
                all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, 
                non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness and prevention 
                of prostate cancer.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-21818
Filed 9-7-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P