HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Charting the future in prostate cancer care: A call to action

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 -- This year, an estimated 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, and 30,000 are expected to die from the disease. Today, about two million men are battling prostate cancer, and over the next decade, about three million more will be compelled to join the war. The need for new therapies is great, and since 1993, The Prostate Cancer Foundation has played a pivotal role in supporting and funding R&D breakthroughs to defeat this disease.

The timing is becoming ever more critical. As the baby boomer men reach the target age for prostate cancer, beginning at age 50, this disease will become the cancer with the greatest increase in incidence, in addition to being the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S. In fact, over the next decade, the number of new prostate cancer cases in the U.S. is expected to increase by 50 percent to more than 300,000 new cases per year. Unfortunately, even today, prostate cancer treatment and research has lagged behind other areas, such as that of breast cancer, where there has been recent progress in integration among specialties and late-stage innovation of new therapeutics.

On September 22, 2004, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) will release its Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer, authored by 24 leading prostate cancer experts. A distinguished panel will present the major findings of the Report and its authors' calls to action to address the urgent need to improve the management of prostate cancer and accelerate the development of better treatments and a cure. The PCF will also debut a public service announcement campaign "It's a TEAM Approach: Prostate Cancer Treatment, Education, Awareness and Management". The PSA features golf legend Arnold Palmer, a prostate cancer survivor, who encourages a multi-disciplinary team approach to this deadly disease, which affects one in six men in their lifetime.

Who: Panelists and Special Gues
'"/>

Contact: Justin Jackson
jjackson@burnsmc.com
212-213-0006
Burns McClellan
9-Sep-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Lights, Camera ... Reaction: Charting The Biological Effects Of Light InBillionths Of A Second
2. New fruitfly model of diabetes has future implications for pancreatic cell transplantation
3. Sandia experiments may reduce possibility of future water wars
4. Will a reduction in military spending improve our environmental future?
5. The future of HIV therapeutics is brightening, according to Gladstone Institutes Director
6. Engineering endurance: The future of the Olympics?
7. The future of nanotechnology
8. Chemoradioimmunotherapy for advanced breast cancer: hope for the future?
9. Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?
10. Plants for the future: A European vision for plant biotechnology towards 2025
11. Plant pathologists to discuss the future of organic farming

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Charting the future prostate cancer care call action

(Date:8/28/2014)... FASEB MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program ... Genetics Society of America,s 27th Annual Mouse Molecular ... 2014 in Pacific Grove, California. These awards ... post doctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into ... to encourage the participation of young scientists at ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced ... of Sports Medicine,s Conference on Integrative Physiology of ... These awards are meant to promote the ... underrepresented groups into the mainstream of the basic ... young scientists at the American College of Sports ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... in German . ... with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, ... part of these assembly lines. In the case of a ... stages arranged in a precise spatial and chronological sequence, resulting ... , The creation of such an assembly line at molecular ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nanoscale assembly line 2Nanoscale assembly line 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014  Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm ... beginning with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be ... , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. ... will share insights on the benefits of employing an ... – from media to mobile apps – can be used ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Exciting new work by a Florida State University research ... can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert ... molecule looks like a butterfly. , Biwu Ma, associate ... in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, created the molecule ... continued to discover that his creation has many other ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., ... SoundConnect to support their communication needs ... and web conferencing platform GlobalMeet powered by SoundConnect. ... needs. SoundConnect delivers award winning “results driven” ... Products will be utilizing GlobalMeet powered by ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Green & Grow Inc. (GGI) has ... and secured Otter Capital as a significant new partner. ... of GGI’s Agriplier™ technology, building on recent compelling field ... our first meeting, we have been impressed with Otter ... said Alan Sobba, President and CEO of GGI. “We ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Novel 'butterfly' molecule could build new sensors, photoenergy conversion devices 2PrimeSource Chooses SoundConnect as Collaboration Provider 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 2Green & Grow Inc. Secures $6M Series B Funding from Otter Capital 3
Cached News: