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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

ith advanced kidney cancer, Don credits maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the knowledge of his healthcare team, cutting-edge medicine and the support of his family and friends for allowing him to continue to do the things he enjoys.

"Don's story can inspire other kidney cancer patients and their loved ones to understand that today, more than ever, many people can stay in the game even with this diagnosis," said Bill Bro, Chief Executive Officer, Kidney Cancer Association. "This program offers necessary and valuable support that helps families understand their treatment options and identify a team that can help them navigate the road ahead and stay on track with their individual treatment plan."

There are approximately 208,000 people living with kidney cancer worldwide including 37,000 Americans. Each year more than 100,000 people globally, including 12,500 Americans, will die from the disease.(2) It is estimated that in 2008 there will be 54,390 new cases of kidney cancer in the United States.(3) Kidney cancer has been difficult to treat, however, new targeted cancer therapies have emerged that have changed the way physicians are able to manage advanced kidney cancer.

More information about the campaign -- including resources on kidney cancer, details about Don and information about Don's local appearances -- can be found by visiting http://www.StayInGame.com.

About Stay In The Game(TM)

Stay In The Game(TM) is an awareness program designed to provide kidney cancer patients and their loved ones with information and resources to help them more effectively manage their disease. Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer and advanced kidney cancer survivor, Don Sutton, serves as the national spokesperson for the program. Don and Keith Flaherty, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will kick off the program in New York. The pr
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