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2009-09-16 07:00:00

Prostate Conditions Education Council Takes Lead Providing Lifesaving Measures DENVER, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --This September, the Prostate Conditions Education Council reminds men to set aside 10 minutes to take lifesaving measures. In just 10 minutes, the same amount of time it takes to shave their faces, men can be screened for prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men. For one week this month the Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) will...

2009-09-16 07:30:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- While most men might know the stats of their favorite NFL player, they are likely unaware of other important statistics that could one day save their lives. As a result, the American Urological Association (AUA) Foundation and the National Football League (NFL) are teaming to encourage men to "Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer," the second leading cause of cancer death for American men. Men and their loved ones can visit www.KnowYourStats.org for...

2009-09-01 07:05:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men in the United States. In fact one in six men will face prostate cancer in his lifetime. As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month begins, there is increased focus on an ongoing effort by Major League Baseball pitchers John Smoltz of the St. Louis Cardinals and Derek Lowe of the Atlanta Braves, who are spreading the word about prostate cancer awareness through the "One A Day Men's Presents MLB...

2009-08-31 07:00:00

HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Virgil H. Simons, Founder and President of The Prostate Net announced the organization will be conducting its inaugural golf outing to raise support for their mission of providing educational awareness, treatment and management option initiatives for prostate cancer patients and healthcare providers. The Fore! Informed Decisions Golf Outing will take place on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Sunningdale Country Club located in...

2009-08-27 08:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seven-time grand slam winner John McEnroe, whose father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2006, is providing his voice and image to a new campaign that promotes recently updated prostate-cancer screening guidelines. One in six men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer(1) during their lifetime, and prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among American men.(2) The updated American Urological...

2009-08-24 09:25:00

HACKENSACK, N.J.; Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virgil H. Simons, Founder and President of The Prostate Net announced the organization's latest major initiative in the fight against prostate cancer. A day-long, dual-track educational symposium targeting patients, caregivers and medical professionals will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City. Joined by Keynote Speaker, Donald Coffey, PhD, from Johns Hopkins...

2009-06-17 09:40:00

ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer Brings Awareness Across Country; Partnership with Depend Helps Raise Money for the Cause WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Zero prostate cancer deaths. Zero prostate cancer cases and for those with prostate cancer, it means a zero PSA. The name says it all -- zero tolerance for prostate cancer. To kick off its summer end prostate cancer tour, ZERO is pleased to announce its partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the Depend...

2009-04-29 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent announcement of the REDUCE trial results at the American Urological Association annual meeting in Chicago brings optimism to the prostate cancer community as dutasteride (Avodart), a drug used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, has shown to lower by 23 percent the risk of prostate cancer in men with an increased risk of the disease. Men's Health Network looks forward to this becoming an additional tool in the fight against...

2009-04-27 07:00:00

DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phase II data presented at the annual meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) indicate that men suffering from an enlarged prostate may benefit from BOTOX(R) injections. The two-stage, multi-center, double-blind, randomized study showed that two different dose levels of Botulinium Neurotoxin Type A (BOTOX) injected into the prostate was both safe and efficacious for the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common...

2009-04-06 07:51:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The prostate cancer education and advocacy community has come together to collaborate on and develop a shared agenda in the interests of the hundreds of thousands of American men who are at risk for a diagnosis of prostate cancer every year. The leadership from eight leading prostate cancer organizations met on April 2, in Washington, DC, to explore how to effectively work together on specific policy initiatives to advocate for early detection...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'