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Prostate Net Announces: Major Medical Education Initiative for Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals
Date:8/24/2009

HACKENSACK, N.J.; Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virgil H. Simons, Founder and President of The Prostate Net announced the organization's latest major initiative in the fight against prostate cancer. A day-long, dual-track educational symposium targeting patients, caregivers and medical professionals will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at New York University, Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City. Joined by Keynote Speaker, Donald Coffey, PhD, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a world-class faculty of prostate cancer specialists will present and discuss contemporary information and issues confronting the disease. "We believe a specific awareness and educational effort, targeted to both patients and professionals, within an unique dual-track environment can provide symposium participants access to those world-class health professionals, whose work form disease management policy and best standard of care," said Simons. "This initiative will provide access to information for both patients and professionals, not normally readily available, as to the best standards of care based on leading edge research and clinical practice." Following the October 6th model, The Prostate Net plans on convening a series of regional educational initiatives starting in 2010.

Prostate Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of male cancer death globally and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. As the baby boom generation matures, more and more men will be diagnosed with the disease. While there has been some progress in disease mortality reduction over the past decade, there still remains significant disease specific issues relative to risk awareness, advanced stage disease management, treatment options, as well as the reduction and/or elimination of pain and suffering attendant to a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The October 6th Symposium will address these crucial issues.

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