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2011-01-05 14:22:26

A new study of men with prostate cancer finds that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of overall mortality and of death due to prostate cancer. The Harvard School of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco researchers also found that men who did more vigorous activity had the lowest risk of dying from the disease. It is the first study in men with prostate cancer to evaluate physical activity after diagnosis in relation to prostate cancer-specific mortality...

2010-12-03 11:48:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is a serious health concern in Georgia. According to the American Cancer Society, the state of Georgia ranks 11(th) in number of estimated deaths per capita from the disease. In an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and ensure more men commit to be informed and screened, several companies and media organizations have joined the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition in launching a pledge campaign. (Photo:...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) will hear presentations about the effectiveness and safety of dutasteride in reduction of the risk for prostate cancer in men at greater than average risk of such a diagnosis - and then decide whether to recommend approval of dutasteride for this new indication. Speaking on behalf of the entire Prostate Cancer Roundtable,...

2010-09-30 11:35:00

Free PSA Screenings and Prostate Cancer Awareness Activities to be Held at Select Games Throughout the NHL Season WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in every six men will be affected by prostate cancer. It's one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. - and this year alone - more than 32,000 fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles, and friends will lose their battle with prostate cancer. That's why ZERO -- The Project to End Prostate Cancer is honored to...

2010-09-20 10:56:00

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week provides FREE early detection and prostate cancer screening DENVER, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sadly, too many men don't know their risk for developing prostate cancer, a disease that currently affects more than two million American men. In fact, according to a recent report, 61 percent of men only know "a little" and an additional 20 percent say they know nothing about prostate health. This knowledge gap is of critical importance given that one...

2010-09-15 09:01:00

American Urological Association, American Urological Association Foundation and the National Football League Join Together Today to Applaud the Introduction of PROSTATE Act (S. 3775) BALTIMORE, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) have teamed up for a second year of educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to join the "Know Your Stats" campaign. With the support of an increasing...

2010-09-14 14:28:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - Those familiar yellow football penalty flags that are thrown by referees will be replaced with special light blue ones this week during dozens of high school football games in five states. It's not that a kinder and gentler reminder of a rules violation has taken over, at least not permanently. Rather, this is the third year of Coaches Against Cancer, a program to raise awareness of prostate cancer. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Blue is...

2010-09-08 14:39:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago city leaders, along with management of major landmark buildings, are doing their part to raise prostate cancer awareness in Chicago. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Since the color blue is to prostate cancer as pink is to breast cancer, a number of building exteriors in downtown Chicago will be awash with blue lighting at night throughout this month. There are 2.5 million men battling prostate cancer as survivors today and...

2010-09-02 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable, consisting of America's Leading Prostate Cancer Organizations, are asking President Obama to place a blue ribbon on the White House and light the White House blue in the evenings in recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. This visible show of support for prostate cancer awareness by the White House will be a major tribute to the 2.5 million men, and their family members, who...

2010-09-01 12:42:00

ZERO's Summit to End Prostate Cancer Brings Prostate Cancer Researchers, Survivors, Advocates and Lawmakers to Washington D.C. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 31, President Barack Obama signed a presidential proclamation designating September 2010 as 'National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month," stating: "Until we find a cure for this disease, my Administration will continue promoting awareness of this illness and supporting prostate cancer research and treatment."...


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