Does Canada make the grade when it comes to early detection of prostate cancer?



    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer
among men. When caught early, recent treatment advances have significantly
increased our ability to reduce prostate cancer-related death rate by 25 per
cent.
    On Tuesday, September 11, the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of
Canada will release its first report card on Canada's ability to reap the
benefits of early detection.
    This first-ever report card not only examines knowledge and actions of
Canadian men aged 45 and over, but looks at whether their partners and doctors
make the grade when it comes to:

    
    -   Accurate assessment of cancer risk
    -   Breaking down detection barriers
    -   Regular screening practices
    -   Value of PSA tests
    -   Frequency of digital rectal exams

    Moreover, the Foundations' experts provide perspective on the controversy
of PSA tests as a screening tool.

    When:  September 11, 2007

    How:   One-on-one interviews available with Foundation representatives as
           well as Foundation medical experts.
    





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For further information: Lauren McConnell or Nichola Rochon, PraxisPR,
(905) 949-8255 ext. 227 or 225, lauren@praxispr.ca or nichola@praxispr.ca

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