BOSTON >> Cutting-edge techniques for the diagnosis of prostate cancer will be the focus of what's being called a global summit this weekend in Boston.

Experts are expected to discuss new and emerging prostate diagnostics at the conference. It's sponsored by the Boston-based nonprofit AdMeTech Foundation. Organizers say the summit will focus on breakthroughs that could have a significant impact on screening, early detection and treatment of the disease.

Doctors from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore and the Oregon Health and Science University Medical School will be among the featured speakers.

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that more than 175,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S. in 2013 and more than 27,000 died from the disease.