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Latest Prostate Cancer Foundation Stories

2010-04-20 09:30:00

Early Screening Imperative for African American Males CHICAGO, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With African American males having a prostate cancer incidence rate that's sixty percent higher than that of white males, and a mortality rate that's more than double that of white males, it's vital to the overall health of the African American population to increase awareness of prostate cancer and encourage early screening for the disease. "During Minority Cancer Awareness week we need to...

2010-04-15 08:25:10

An experimental drug is showing promise for the treatment of men with an aggressive form of advanced prostate cancer. A new multicenter study has concluded that the targeted therapy MDV3100 is safe and effective for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), known for its poor prognosis and limited treatment options. The research, led by investigators at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, appears early online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet. According to the...

2010-04-13 11:49:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evan Denhart the son of the late Hanna Andersson co-founder, Tom Denhart, has established the Prostate Awareness Research Foundation (PAR for Life) in his father's memory. This national foundation is dedicated to eliminating death from prostate cancer - the disease that took Denhart's life in April 2009 after a 14-year battle. "After experiencing first hand the impact of prostate cancer I felt strongly that there existed a need to raise...

2010-03-31 10:26:00

Supporters from across the U.S. will convene Sept. 14-16 to emphasize importance of research funding and access to care WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates in the fight against prostate cancer are encouraged to register now for the 2010 Summit to End Prostate Cancer, the only annual summit on Capitol Hill that specifically focuses on prostate cancer. The two-day Summit is packed with more than 100 meetings with elected officials and discussions with leaders in the...

2010-03-11 13:13:00

PSA Test Is to Men What the Mammogram Is to Women American Cancer Society Twists Facts to Stay in Business WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to the documented 40 percent effectiveness of PSA testing in preventing death from prostate cancer, neither the American Cancer Society nor the discoverer of the PSA protein, Richard Ablin, are telling the public the complete story. "The American Cancer Society is a 'false prophet' when it comes to telling the truth...

2010-03-10 12:07:13

Shahriar Koochekpour, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, led research that has discovered, for the first time, a genetic mutation in African-American men with a family history of prostate cancer who are at increased risk for the disease. Dr. Koochekpour, who is also a member of the LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, identified an inheritable genetic defect in the receptor...

2010-03-03 16:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of America's Prostate Cancer Organizations are concerned that the issuance this morning of yet another set of new guidelines on screening for prostate cancer is only adding to the confusion most men already feel about whether they should or shouldn't be tested for the most common form of cancer in American men. "It is time for us all to come together and make one, straightforward recommendation about screening and early detection of...

2010-03-03 13:20:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Prostate Cancer Organizations today released the full text of written testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee will be holding a hearing on "Prostate Cancer: New Questions About Screening and Treatment" on March 4, 2010. "Eleven different US-based, patient-focused, prostate cancer education and advocacy organizations came together to offer Congressman Ed Towns and the committee our shared...

2010-02-24 15:31:00

15 Major Races Coming in 2010 to Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Testing and Research WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lace up your sneakers and join us in the race to end prostate cancer! Runners across the U.S. have several opportunities to register as a member of ZERO's DASH FOR DAD Endurance Team in order to compete in these national racing events: Bank of America Chicago Marathon -- October 10 Marine Corps Marathon (Washington, D.C.) -- October 24 ING New York City...

2010-02-19 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award-winning journalist and television personality Jim Huber will serve as the 2010 national spokesman of the "Know Your Score: Fight Prostate Cancer" Celebrity Golf Tournament and Gala scheduled August 28, 2010 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a CNN sportscaster for 16 years before moving to Turner Sports, Huber is well suited to help spread awareness about prostate cancer research and the importance of regular screening. Huber is the recipient of...