Media Alert - With only marginal gains in prolonging life, research into advanced prostate cancer needs boost

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ -

WHAT:  Prostate Cancer Canada will be announcing national research funding aimed at stemming the tide of deaths due to advanced stage prostate cancer. This year in Canada alone, about 23,600 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 4,000 men will die from the disease. These new grants are in response to the urgent need to accelerate new discoveries into the clinic.

Winners of the research grants will be announced:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:59 a.m. EST
  On B-Roll:

  • Dr. Christopher J. Logothetis, medical oncologist, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Stewart Campbell, Calgary-native living with advanced state prostate cancer
  • Rocco Rossi, CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada

  • In Toronto:
    • Dr. Stuart Edmonds, Prostate Cancer Canada
    • Rocco Rossi, CEO, Prostate Cancer Canada
  • In Vancouver:
    • Dr. Bernhard J. Eigl, medical oncologist, a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC, and Provincial Director of Clinical Trials at the B.C. Cancer Agency

Prostate Cancer Canada develops, offers and funds innovative programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.



Video with caption: "VIDEO: Promo video featuring Dr. Christopher J. Logothetis, medical oncologist and Stewart Campbell, Calgary-native living with advanced state prostate cancer.". Video available at:

SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada

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Elissa Freeman
For Prostate Cancer Canada

Holly Roy
For Prostate Cancer Canada

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