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Photos: Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa Encourages Men to 'Team Up Against Prostate Cancer'
Date:6/19/2009

sisting of a urologist along with radiation and medical oncologists for the best treatment strategy.

"Teamwork is as important in cancer care as it is on the soccer field. When treating prostate cancer patients, I consult with urologists as well as a radiation oncologist as part of a multidisciplinary team," said Dr. Jorge A. Garcia, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center. "Together, we explore the available treatment options -- including surgery, radiation, hormonal therapy, and chemotherapy -- to determine the best course of treatment for our patient."

"We are proud to partner with sanofi-aventis on this important initiative in answer to the need for greater awareness of prostate cancer risk among men, particularly those age 50 and older, or with a family history," said Wendy Poage, M.H.A., Executive Director, PCEC. "We hope the TEAM UP AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER campaign will give men a strategy and not get sidelined by prostate cancer."

Balboa will be autographing free copies of the new TEAM UP AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER Playbook during the June 20th soccer game, at Giants Stadium, between the New York Red Bulls and the Seattle Sounders FC at the TEAM UP AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER booth hosted by PCEC and sanofi-aventis. The Playbook coaches men and their families on how to protect their prostate health, recognize the signs of prostate cancer, and how to draft a multidisciplinary treatment team, consisting of a urologist along with radiation and medical oncologists, so all treatment options can be considered. Available in English and Spanish, the Playbook, as well as free PSA screening referrals, can be downloaded at www.prostateconditions.org, or obtained by calling the toll-free number, 1-866-321-3114.

In addition to the launch at the Red Bulls game, TEAM UP AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER booths will also be on-site at two additional Major L
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