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Charlie Wilson Teams Up With Janssen Biotech to Launch Making Awareness a Priority (M.A.P.)
Date:4/2/2012

his work encourages African-American men to proactively speak with their doctors about prostate cancer, as well as journalist and author Andrea King Collier.  As a strong advocate for empowering African-American women to take an active role in managing their loved ones' health, Collier will emcee the events and share insights from her book, The Black Woman's Guide to Black Men's Health.  The program also includes interactive prostate cancer information, resources and a cooking demonstration with healthy, cancer-wise food choices. 

"African-American men are at a greater risk for prostate cancer and it is important that we support the African-American community with information that is both relevant and compelling," said Robert Bazemore, President, Janssen Biotech, Inc.  "Janssen Biotech is pleased to join Charlie Wilson and our local community partners to provide those who are at high-risk of, or living with, prostate cancer with the resources they need to help them navigate all aspects of their cancer journey."  

To register for an event or to find out more about Making Awareness a Priority, including live event dates and locations, visit www.myprostatecancerroadmap.com.  The website is a unique educational and support resource for men with advanced prostate cancer and their loved ones sponsored by Janssen Biotech, Inc. in conjunction with the non-profit organization Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network (www.ustoo.org). 

About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate gland.  Normally, cells within the prostate grow, divide, and die to make sure the prostate functions properly and are then replaced by new cells.  Prostate cancer occurs when the prostate ce
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