One in Seven Black Men Will Be Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in the U.S.

Dr. Arnold Bullock, MD, the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Urology at Washington University School of Medicine, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital discusses important information on what all men, particularly black men should know about prostate cancer, what they can do to better understand why this population of men is disproportionately affected, and about the prostate cancer screening process. He is joined by Dr. Lannis Hall, Director of Radiation Oncology, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital who discusses prostate cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, and advice on how men and their loved ones can advocate for their health to ensure earlier diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Arnold Bullock, MD is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Urology at Washington University School of Medicine, Siteman Cancer Center, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri. He serves as the Director of Men’s Health. Dr. Bullock graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University of Louisiana, and he received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He trained in general surgery and urologic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Bullock is a full-time academic urologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His busy clinical practice is limited to urologic oncology, male voiding dysfunction and erectile dysfunction. He is board-certified in by the American Board of Urology, and he is considered a leading expert in erectile dysfunction and penile prosthesis surgery. During his 27-year tenure at Washington University, his community outreach efforts and cancer education programs have had significant impact on improving the racial disparity in prostate cancer outcomes and minority participation in varied research projects. He has been active in clinical research on prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. He has served as the Chairman of the Prostate Cancer Committee of the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparity at the Siteman Cancer Center, and he is the co-founder of the Prostate Cancer Coalition. He is an active board member of The Empowerment Network, an award-winning prostate cancer support group.

Dr. Bullock has been recognized for teaching excellence by co-faculty and students at various levels of training. At the medical school level, his duties include instruction on male pelvic anatomy and the reproductive system to the first year medical students, common urologic disorders to the second year medical students and examination of the male patient to the entering third year medical students. He instructs on varied urologic conditions and procedures to residents in other fields of training, the layman students in the Mini-medical school, and to countless community and religious groups. In addition, he is often shadowed by high school and undergraduate students, and he encourages our youth to consider a medical career.

Dr. Bullock serves as a consulting medical expert for local TV and radio.

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