Boston Bruins' Icon Mike Milbury, Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo to Raise Awareness for Prostate Cancer as a Public Health Priority

Sep 08, 2011, 08:15 ET from AdMeTech Foundation

KEY LEGISLATORS, ADVOCATES AND PHYSICIANS SET UP A MASSACHUSETTS MODEL OF NATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN MEN'S HEALTH AT THE STATE HOUSE EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 15

BOSTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by AdMeTech Foundation:

WHAT: On September 15, Massachusetts leaders, some personally affected by prostate cancer, will gather at the State House for Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, hosted by AdMeTech Foundation with unprecedented support from key legislators, advocacy groups and leaders of medicine. This event is held to honor National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Highlights include:

  • Boston Bruins Icon Mike Milbury will address importance of early detection
  • Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo will present a proclamation recognizing prostate cancer as a public priority, health care crisis in African American men and will call for advances in diagnosis and treatment
  • Leaders of medicine will unveil cutting-edge research and innovation in early detection and treatment
  • Advocates will discuss new programs in public education and awareness

WHY: Prostate cancer is the most common major cancer in Massachusetts and the second most lethal cancer in men. African American men are impacted disproportionately, with 250% higher mortality and 60% higher incidence. In spite of the magnitude of the prostate cancer epidemic, men do not have accurate diagnostic tools for early detection critical for saving lives. The impact is staggering:  Massachusetts men die every day.

WHO: Master of Ceremonies:  
Boston Bruins' Former Star and NBC Sports Analyst Mike Milbury

Honored Guests:
Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo

Hosts & Organizers:
Senator Stephen Brewer: Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and prostate cancer survivor
Representative Stephen Kulik: Vice Chair, House Ways and Means Committee and prostate cancer survivor
Faina Shtern, MD, President and CEO, AdMeTech Foundation

Featured Speakers:
Senator Kenneth Donnelly: Chair, Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
Senator Susan C. Fargo: Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
Philip Kantoff, MD: Chief, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Stephen Seltzer, MD, Professor & Chairman of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Clare Tempany, MD, Ferenc Jolesz Chair of Radiology Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2011
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Program and Speakers
12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Exhibits of Research, Innovation, Education & Awareness

WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
Grand Staircase, Second Floor

ABOUT ADMETECH FOUNDATION: A Boston-based non-profit organization which conducts ground-breaking programs in research, education and awareness to advance diagnostic tools for improved early detection and treatment of prostate cancer AdMeTech established Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer as a public awareness and fundraising campaign to end the prostate cancer crisis (www.admetech.org).

SOURCE AdMeTech Foundation



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