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Latest Prostate Cancer Foundation Stories

2011-03-28 09:37:00

ATLANTA, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a culmination of the efforts behind the Prostate Cancer Awareness Pledge Campaign, there will be a prostate cancer symposium on Saturday, April 2, 2011 held at the Morehouse School of Medicine located at 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101203/CL11764LOGO-b ) Prostate cancer is a serious health concern in Georgia. According to the American Cancer Society, the state of...

2011-03-14 07:59:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Men who take a certain class of cholesterol-lowering medicine, otherwise known as statins, may be 60 percent less likely to be diagnosed with high-grade prostate cancer. Some of the results of this powerful study involving more than 55,000 men were discussed at the Prostate Cancer Research Program's (PCRP's) Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today (IMPaCT) conference in Orlando, Fla. -- a gathering of some of the nation's most prestigious...

2011-03-10 11:15:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the nation's most prestigious minds in prostate cancer research unveiled the findings of their groundbreaking studies at the Prostate Cancer Research Program's (PCRP's) Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today (IMPaCT) conference in Orlando, Florida. Leading prostate cancer clinicians, researchers, and consumer advocates (prostate cancer survivors) formed a unified front against the ravages of prostate cancer through their studies and...

2011-03-07 08:45:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BallenIsles Country Club has donated a record $75,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to support advanced research for finding better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. It's the largest donation from a one-day Golf event in the history of "battles" for Arnie's Army, Arnold Palmer's unique fundraising golf challenge that benefits the PCF. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110307/FL59532 ) "BallenIsles...

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2011-02-10 08:38:50

Using whole genome sequencing and multiple tumor samples, researchers uncover genes tied to prostate cancer growth For the first time, researchers have laid bare the full genetic blueprint of multiple prostate tumors, uncovering alterations that have never before been detected and offering a deep view of the genetic missteps that underlie the disease. The study, made possible by key advances in whole genome sequencing and analysis, points to several new prostate cancer genes and a critical...

2011-01-31 12:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the interests of the hundreds of thousands of American men who are at risk each year for a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the estimated 2.2 million men living today who have been diagnosed with this highly prevalent form of cancer, the members of the Prostate Cancer Roundtable have updated their shared, national policy agenda which will act as the basis for discussions with policy makers starting in 2011. "This policy agenda is...

2011-01-29 00:02:16

This will not slow down efforts to fight this disease"”the 3rd Annual David's Cure Golf and Tennis Challenge is set for May 6, 2011 at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas, Texas. Irving, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The David H. Nickerson Foundation has agreed to change the name of it's events arm from 'Par For the Cure' to 'David's Cure' in response to a legal challenge by another charity. According to founder and President Steven Cash Nickerson, "We would rather change the name...

2011-01-20 14:29:00

DETROIT, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and Kroger are teaming up to promote prostate cancer awareness and early detection with free prostate cancer screening tests from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Kroger store at 8920 Eight Mile Road in Ferndale. The event also includes free giveaways and prizes. One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 217,000 men were diagnosed...

2010-12-21 23:31:12

Older men with high-risk prostate cancer frequently are offered fewer "“ and less effective "“ choices of treatment than younger men, potentially resulting in earlier deaths, according to a new UCSF study. The scientists found that men above age 75 with high-risk prostate cancer often are under-treated through hormone therapy or watchful waiting alone in lieu of more aggressive treatments such as surgery and radiation therapies. Instead, say the researchers, old age should not be...

2010-12-03 19:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2010 - KIRN 670AM RADIOIRAN has been serving the Iranian-American/Persian population of Los Angeles for more than a decade. During the past year, John Paley, VP and General Manager of KIRN, organized a series of interactive informational broadcasts about breast and esophageal cancer. Teams of medical experts in these fields thoroughly reviewed signs, treatment, myths and realities about this implacable disease. Listener phone and e-mail response to these programs was...