Thomas Farrington

Thomas A. Farrington was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. He describes himself as being completely uninformed about every aspect of the disease, especially his extremely high risk level. During his treatment period, Mr. Farrington continued to study prostate cancer and decided that his unsettling experience facing the disease, along with the experiences of other men in treatment with him could help others that would follow them along their journey of hope to beat prostate cancer.

In 2001 he released “Battling The Killer Within.” The book provided an insightful look at men facing prostate cancer and the prostate care system in the United States. It highlighted the harsh impact of this system on Black men contributing to the disparity they experience. ”Battling The Killer Within” became a nationally acclaimed book.

In 2003, Mr. Farrington founded the Prostate Health Education Network, a Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit organization to focus on the urgent and unmet prostate education and awareness needs of African American men. In 2005, Mr. Farrington released his second book; “Battling The Killer Within and Winning.”

Professionally, Mr. Farrington is an entrepreneur and business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry. In 1969, he founded Input Output Computer Services, Inc. where he served as president and chairman. This company was a pioneer in the evolution of IT professional services.

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Eliminating disparity in prostate cancer – an interview with Thomas A. Farrington of the Prostate Health Education Network

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