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2009-03-23 08:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 1993, when the PLCO trial was started, we have awaited the results of this trial with eager anticipation, as have others. The initial report of the results of this study -- and those of a comparable European trial -- published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine have told us two things: * The studies offer conflicting evidence about the possibility of a prostate cancer-specific survival benefit associated with the regular...

2008-12-04 07:00:00

Celebrity duo bring sports flavor to the conversation about a serious men's health threat CARY, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- College basketball analyst and sports ambassador Dick Vitale and co-host of ESPN's Pardon the Interruption Michael Wilbon have teamed up with ESPN, The V Foundation for Cancer Research(R) and Stand Up To Cancer(TM) in an effort to create a national discussion about the often ignored reality of prostate cancer and to help men start to understand their potential risk...

2008-09-24 09:00:48

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Candace Sandy of the Office of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, +1-202-225-3461 (office), +1-718-683-4209 (mobile) September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Congressional leaders from the states that suffer the highest prostate cancer death rates for black men convene September 25-26 to look at reasons why African Americans have a 60% higher incidence rate of prostate cancer than all other men, resulting in a 150% higher mortality rate. WASHINGTON, Sept. 24...

2008-08-25 15:01:00

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to underscore our commitment to fighting prostate cancer and to raise awareness about this highly treatable disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in men, and one in six men will develop it during their lifetime. The cause of prostate cancer remains unknown, but early detection can lead to better treatment and increase the chances of survival. It is important for men to talk to their physicians...

2008-08-07 09:01:05

While Olympic athletes will begin vying for champion status this weekend in Beijing, Skip Ciccarelli, a 60-year-old survivor of prostate cancer, will complete his own Olympian effort. When he paddles up to New York's Pier 66 at noon on Saturday, he will be completing a 1,700 mile, 54-day kayak trek to raise awareness for prostate cancer--one of the most prevalent forms of cancer, second only to melanomas. The day also marks the seventh anniversary of his prostatectomy. In everyday life...

2007-12-14 06:00:12

By Oliver, JoAnn S Abstract: Purpose. The research study purpose was to describe the personal attitudes and beliefs of rural African American men related to prostate cancer and screening. Procedure. Audio taped interviews were conducted with nine (9) African American men living in rural communities of West Central Alabama. Findings. Six common themes were found among the rural African American men participants. The themes identified were: (1) Disparity; (2) Lack of understanding; (3)...

2006-06-16 09:32:15

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Skip the shirt and tie this Father's Day -- show Dad you really care by urging him to talk to his doctor about prostate cancer. Most men will listen, hints a survey released today. "Women don't realize how much influence they have with their husbands on matters of health," said Leslie D. Michelson, head of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. "Daughters, wives and partners may be our secret weapons to get men to talk with their doctors about prostate cancer."...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Nurses can lead the drive to improve services for men and their carers Next week nurses from across the UK will join other healthcare professionals, patients and their families, support groups, researchers and the media at a unique national conference on prostate cancer. As lead nurse for the Prostate Cancer Charity helpline, which receives more than 14,000 calls a year, I am only too aware how important this cause is. Prostate cancer is now the leading male cancer. Each year in the UK it...

2004-11-25 03:00:17

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and perceptions of Jamaican and Haitian men regarding prostate cancer. METHODS: A qualitative design was used and ethnographic accounts were collected. RESULTS: The Jamaican men were knowledgeable of the signs, symptoms, and risks for prostate cancer. They believed early detection was associated with positive outcomes. All of the Jamaican men had been screened within the past five years. The Haitian men were less...


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