The Hill: Lawmakers introduce prostate-cancer bill

Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) introduced legislation this week aimed at aligning federal efforts regarding prostate-cancer research, awareness and healthcare delivery.

The bill establishes a federal interagency task force, convened by the Department of Veterans Affairs with representation from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense.

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) is expected to introduce companion legislation to the Prostate Research, Outreach, Screening, Testing, Access and Treatment Effectiveness (PROSTATE) Act of 2010 in the House.

The bill comes as prostate-cancer activists are marking National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with several requests from lawmakers:

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