Event focuses on prostate cancer research, healthy living for men
U-M Cancer Center hosts Men's Fellowship Breakfast on Aug. 27-added 08/23/2011
Ann Arbor - The risk factors for developing prostate cancer and the available treatment options are among the topics that will be presented at the Men's Fellowship Breakfast Saturday Aug. 27. The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program and the Prostate Net will host the event from 8:30-11 a.m.at the Marriott at Eagle Crest in Ypsilanti.
Attendees will learn about prostate cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and men's health research.
The morning begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9-11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Register by calling 734-998-7071.
The speakers include Maha Hussain, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine and urology at U-M and associate director of clinical research for the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Hussain will speak about prostate cancer research and treatment options.
"Research is what will help cure cancer and save future lives," says Hussain. "Clinical research is vital to effective management of cancer."
Issac Powell, M.D., professor of urology at Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Institute, will discuss how prostate cancer affects black men and the genetic factors that may increase the risk of prostate cancer.
The results from a physical activity research project called "Men on the Move" that was designed to encourage men to exercise more will be presented by Derek Griffith, Ph.D., assistant professor at the U-M School of Public Health and director of the Center on Men's Health Disparities.
An estimated 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States in 2011 and 33,000 will die of the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast Event Details
Where: Marriott at Eagle Crest, 1275 South Huron St., Ypsilanti, Mich.
Information: 734-998-7071 or www.mcancer.org/outreach or www.theprostatenet.org.
Written by Imran Hyder; contact by Phone: 734-764-2220 .