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Accelerating the World's Most Promising Research

September 2011


 Featured News 

5-Gene Signature Identifies Lethal Varieties of Prostate Cancer and May Better Direct Patients to Appropriate Levels of Treatment
Discovery enabled by collaborative effort of scientists at more than a dozen institutes in U.S. and Sweden
Full Story from PCF

New Test Predicts Risk for Impotence After Prostate Cancer Therapy
Series of questions given prior to treatment could help men decide on type of care, researchers say
Full Story

Many Men Underestimate Prostate Surgery Side Effects
Incontinence, impotence often worse than anticipated, study finds
Full Story

 Other Prostate Cancer News

Couples Counseling Boosts Sex Lives After Prostate Cancer
Both face-to-face and Internet counseling improved erectile dysfunction, love lives, study found
Full Story

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Radium-223 Chloride for the Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer That Has Spread to the Bone
Full Story 

Abiraterone (Zytiga) Approved in European Union
Full Story  

FDA Expands Approval for Denosumab
Full Story 

Genes May Explain Blacks' Bleaker Prostate Cancer Stats
Findings might someday lead to improved treatments for African Americans, researchers say
Full Story 

In Older Men, Prostate Biopsies Can Raise Risk of Hospitalization
Experts stress procedure is not benign, strong antibiotics should be given beforehand
Full Story

 Dan's Prostate Cancer Blog

Embrace of the Brotherhood  
Dan, like most prostate cancer patients, is part of a unique brotherhood. His latest blog entry talks about this fraternal bond and the personal experiences that each patient faces within it. As a patient, have you experienced this sense of community? 

Go to Dan's blog

 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Recap

The month of September was the most successful to-date in terms of awareness and education raised on prostate cancer!

Thanks to everyone who made prostate cancer something to talk about.

Here are some of the major highlights:

  • PCF and Blue September (www.blueseptember.com) lit major California landmarks blue for one week including San Francisco City Hall, Oakland City Hall, Los Angeles City Hall, Capitol Records, 5900 Wilshire, the Fairmont Hotel and the Pylon Light Towers at LAX Airport  
  • With the support of Los Angeles Councilmember Tom LaBonge, PCF hosted a blue-tie reception at Los Angeles City Hall and received a prostate cancer proclamation in front of council members
  • The Villagio Inn and Spa in Napa, CA hosted a blue-tie reception and fundraising event in support of prostate cancer
  • The Oakland Raiders supported prostate cancer at their home opening game which helped educate thousands of attendees on the disease.

To view photos from all September awareness activities, "Like" PCF on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PCF.org  


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