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2010-07-19 07:00:00

Unite their voices for more research and outreach WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In 2010 it is estimated that over 217,000 men will develop prostate cancer and over 32,000 will lose their lives to the disease. The significance of these statistics is multiplied when you consider the thousands of families impacted by the burden of disease and loss of their loved ones. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/DC16079LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-12 13:25:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., the makers of FIRMAGON® (degarelix for injection), will sponsor Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure charity, in an effort to "strike-out prostate cancer" with awareness, education, effective management and prevention support at the organization's Minor League Baseball initiative across the country. FIRMAGON® is a hormone antagonist therapy for advanced prostate cancer. "We are honored to...

2010-07-02 09:39:00

ZERO Demands ACS Apology to All American Families About Prostate Cancer Testing as New Proof Emerges on the Effectiveness of the PSA Test WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a new study showing the PSA test reduces the prostate cancer death rate by 44 percent, ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer demands an apology for all at risk of the disease from the American Cancer Society, which has long discounted the importance of prostate cancer testing. "It's time to 'Man...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

BOSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Small Army for a Cause, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to raising money to fight cancer in bold new ways, today announced the date for their second annual Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising effort -- a day when participants are sponsored to wear a bald cap to raise money for cancer charities. On October 22, 2010, anyone across the U.S. who wants to show their support and raise much-needed funds can "Be Bold, Be Bald." Whether participants wear a bald cap...

2010-06-17 06:00:00

Women Against Prostate Cancer captures women's stories to inspire and educate WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a father, husband, son, friend and family member is diagnosed with prostate cancer, in many cases there will be a wife, daughter or mother there to support him. This Father's Day, we are taking a look at the stories of the women standing by their men. Women play a crucial role in providing the emotional, physical and mental support a loved one needs when he is...

2010-06-16 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread budget crises now being addressed by legislatures across the country could have a potentially disastrous effect on State-based health initiatives across America. In Illinois, as a critical example, the legislature is finalizing its budget for FY 2011, and a key program threatened is the state's long-running Prostate and Testicular Cancer Program. This program could be cut in its entirety as early as July this year. Since 2000, the...

2010-06-03 12:38:00

DALLAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 192,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone. With the goal of bringing an end to this terrible disease, Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Depend brand today launched the second year of "The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer." The four-month campaign, which kicks off this June in celebration of Men's Health Month and culminates in September with...

2010-05-19 09:45:00

Drugs should be developed to target gene fusions in prostate cancer, research shows Prostate cancer treatments that target the hormone androgen and its receptor may be going after the wrong source, according to a new study. Researchers have found that when two genes fuse together to cause prostate cancer, it blocks the receptor for the hormone androgen, preventing prostate cells from developing normally. The study, from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, suggests...

2010-05-03 10:50:00

Chesapeake Urology Associates Research Scholar Program Helping Local Docs Succeed WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proceeds from the 2009 Great Prostate Cancer Challenge® in Baltimore (GPCC) will be used to support the American Urological Association Foundation Chesapeake Urology Scholar Fund. ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer, in partnership with Chesapeake Urology Associates, PA, has donated $45,000 to the American Urological Association...

2010-04-28 11:16:00

Television personalities Jim Huber and Craig T. Nelson make first stock purchases; Dollar-for-dollar stock match offered through generosity of the Schwartz Family WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer leads the fight to eliminate this most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. By promoting greater awareness of the need for early detection and leveraging public resources for life-saving research and new treatments for those with advanced...