10/13/2016

A Not-So-Good Practice Proves Harmful in African American Men

It wasn’t that great of an idea to start with: giving hormonal therapy to lower testosterone in men with localized prostate cancer to make them eligible for radiation seed treatment.  The idea is that a short course of hormonal therapy – usually a shot of Lupron or Zoladex – will.

10/12/2016

Genes that Discriminate

“African American men are discriminated against by prostate cancer, and for the first time, we know why.”  This was oncologist Jonathan Simons, M.D., CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, talking to the Congressional Black Caucus at a special symposium on prostate cancer. Simons was telling the lawmakers about the trailblazing.

10/12/2016

On the Horizon: Understanding Exactly How Prostate Cancer Targets Men of African Ancestry

When it comes to lethal prostate cancer, men of African descent are born with a genetic Achilles heel – or more likely, several points of weakness that make them vulnerable.  It’s not all genetic; the deck is stacked against these men for many reasons, including the high-fat, low-vegetable Western diet,.

10/12/2016

Prostate Cancer and African Ancestry

Men of African descent are more likely to develop prostate cancer, and African American men are more than twice as likely caucasian men to die from it. Although lifestyle habits contribute to this greater likelihood, it is chiefly the result of certain genes that men of African descent possess. Learn.

10/12/2016

Interview with An Expert: African Ancestry and Prostate Cancer

If you are a man of African ancestry, prostate cancer needs to be on your radar.  This is because, of all the men in the world, you are in the group that prostate cancer hits the hardest.  Prostate cancer is different in you than it is in other men.  It.

10/10/2016

Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 Mean More Lives Saved in 2016

2015 was as an exceptional year for science — in particular, genetics-based science that will directly affect the care and improve the outcome for prostate cancer patients worldwide.

10/06/2016

African-American? What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

In the United States, men of African descent are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity.

08/09/2016

BOXING LEGEND AND FIVE-TIME HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD EVANDER HOLYFIELD GETS READY TO KNOCK OUT PROSTATE CANCER WITH PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FILMED IN PROVIDENCE

Providence, R.I. (May 26, 2015) – Are you ready to rumble? Coming soon to knock out prostate cancer is boxing legend and five-time heavyweight champion of the world, Evander Holyfield. Since his retirement from boxing in 2011, Holyfield has dedicated his time to philanthropic activities through Team Holyfield, and will be.

08/09/2016

PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION STEPS INTO THE RING TO KNOCK OUT PROSTATE CANCER FOR GOOD

PR Newswire, SANTA MONICA, CA (June 16, 2015) -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation is throwing a one-two punch to knock out prostate cancer for good with the recent production of a public service announcement featuring boxing legend and five-time heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield. The message encourages African-American.

08/09/2016

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 7 men. There are many factors that influence one's risk of developing prostate cancer — some of which cannot be changed, and some of which can. Learn how your age, race, family history, and personal habits may.