Code R.E.D. Prostate Cancer Disparity
and Early Detection Summit

February 2021

The inaugural Code R.E.D. Prostate Cancer Disparity and Early Detection Summit recently concluded. The event was created in response to the unprecedented issues related to COVID-19 that create an environment which makes it difficult to conduct in-person events.


The original dates the sessions were held were February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021. Video replays of each of the four sessions are available on the Resources page.

Why are we doing this event?

  • PCa- is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men
  • PCa is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men
  • 2020 in Virginia, new cases: 6,200, deaths: 800
  • 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with PCa in their lifetime
  • Black men are at increased risk for the disease.
  • 1 in 6 black men will be diagnosed with the disease
  • Black men are 2 times more likely to die from the disease and 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease,
  • Veterans who were exposed to herbicides like Agent Orange are at increased risk for developing PCa and are more likely to have an aggressive form of the disease
  • If caught early, PCa has a five-year survival rate of nearly 100%
  • For late-stage PCa the five-year survival rate is 29%
  • The economic and social burden of PCa is huge:
    • PCa is estimated to cost over $8 billion
    • Men who survive after treatment frequently suffer from side effects, including impotence and incontinence.

How Can I Watch the Summit?

Click the icons to view the Summit livestream on either the Riverside Health Facebook page and Riverside Health Youtube page