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Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton Helps Kidney Cancer Patients Stay In The Game(TM)
Date:5/5/2008

- Program Empowers and Educates Kidney Cancer Community to Effectively

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NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to the increasing incidence of kidney cancer in the United States,(1) Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall-of-Fame pitcher and advanced kidney cancer survivor, Don Sutton, has teamed up with the Kidney Cancer Association, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals to launch the Stay In The Game(TM) kidney cancer awareness program. Stay In The Game is an educational program that empowers people affected by kidney cancer to seek support, resources and information that can help them build and stay with a treatment plan. Over the past few years, new therapies have transformed the treatment of kidney cancer, allowing patients to manage their disease more effectively.

Stay In The Game is inspired by Don Sutton's personal quest to continue leading a productive life as an advanced kidney cancer survivor. Stay In The Game provides educational materials, an informational Web site (http://www.StayInGame.com) and personal appearances by Don to support and provide inspiration to patients and their loved ones. The program encourages kidney cancer patients to take a team approach by working closely with their healthcare professionals and loved ones to understand the latest treatment options and stick with a treatment plan to successfully fight their disease.

"Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and scary," said Don. "As an advanced kidney cancer survivor, I've learned to stay positive, confident and persistent with my treatment plan, which has helped me manage my disease. Through Stay In The Game, I'm hoping to encourage other kidney cancer patients to take charge by finding the right support team and talking to their doctors about which treatment options are right for them."

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SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.; OnyxPharmaceuticals, Inc.
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