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National Campaign Shows Veterans Why "It's Worth the Fight" Against Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date:11/11/2011

in men older than 65 years, making this disease of particular relevance to veterans, who are either a part of or will soon enter this age group. In a study of more than 13,000 Vietnam veterans, published in 2008, the authors concluded that those who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange had an increased risk of prostate cancer and an increased risk of metastatic prostate cancer, compared to those who were not exposed.

The Veterans Health Council (VHC) aims to improve healthcare for veterans by creating an ongoing forum for members of the medical and clinical professions, employee representatives, advocacy organizations, and healthcare firms to discuss, develop, and promote effective efforts to:

  • inform veterans and their families about health issues and benefits available to them;
  • educate healthcare communities about the multiple health issues associated with military service;
  • develop materials on veterans' health issues for medical schools, nursing schools, teaching hospitals, and related educational outlets; and
  • support veterans' healthcare initiatives

  • About Women Against Prostate CancerWomen Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC) is a national organization working to unite the voices and provide support for the millions of women affected by prostate cancer, and their families. WAPC advocates prostate cancer education, public awareness, screenings, legislation, and treatment options.

    About Sanofi OncologyBased in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and Vitry, France, Sanofi Oncology is dedicated to translating science into effective therapeutics to address unmet medical needs for cancer and organ transplant patients.  Starting with a deep understanding of the disease and the patient, Sanofi Oncology employs innovative approaches to drug discovery and clinical development, with the ultimate goal of bringing the right medicines to the right patients to help them live healthier and longer lives.  We
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