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6th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (PCAD)

Mark your calendars and join us for another historic event at the Massachusetts State House. This year's event will feature MA Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett as MC and featured guests Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Boston Marathon Record Holder and Prostate Cancer Survivior Bill Rodgers among other leaders of advocacy, legislation, medicine and awareness.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Day
June 19, 2014
Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House
Boston, MA
10:30am-2:00pm

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UPCOMING EVENT: MPCC Annual Symposium, May 16, 2014

Join us to support Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition's upcoming Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium. This engaging program combines education, awareness and medicine and will feature an Opening Keynote by Peter Albertsen, MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

To get more information or RSVP, click here.
 
 
RECENT NEWS: January 31, 2014

Observation for prostate cancer (active surveillance, watchful waiting) has increased 2.5x since 2008. This clinical management has been replacing immediate treatment, particularly in older men suffering from other conditions.

Patients with private insurance are 10% more likely to undergo immediate treatment men treated at leading comprehensive cancer centers are 37% more likely to have immediate treatment compared to community hospitals. However, Case Western University's study of over 34,000 men has not been designed to address the underlying reasons for the differences in the selection of observation vs. treatment. This study highlights the importance of advanced diagnostic tools to improve detection of aggressive prostate cancer and its differentiation from low risk, indolent disease.

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RECENT EVENT: January 24, 2014

Join our friends Arthur Murray Boston for their 5th Annual Teach-A-Thon to benefit our Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer Campaign.

WHEN: January 24, 2014 from Noon to Midnight
WHERE: Arthur Murray Boston
HOW: To book, call 617-426-3335

Details: Each Lesson is 45 minutes for $100. Singles, couples and all skill levels from begineer to advanced are welcome. Proceeds will go to charity!
 
 
December 17, 2013: (VIDEO) Better Prostate Test

"About 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the U.S. One of the biggest challenges for doctors is correctly diagnosing this type of cancer. Now, there is a new way to pinpoint prostate cancer that could be more accurate than current methods..."

Full Article on WeAreCentralPA.com
 
 
AdMeTech Foundation Has Moved!

We have recently moved down the street to our new office location:

AdMeTech Foundation
One Boston Place, 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Our phone number will remain 617.523.3535 but if you have any difficulty with that line, please accept our apology and use our alternate number 857.239.8869. Please also update your address books and contacts. Thank You!

 
 
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

President Obama declares September National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and encourages all Americans to "lend their support to family, friends, and neighbors whose lives have been ouched by prostate cancer."

President's Proclamation on the White House's official website.
 
 
RECENT EVENT: September 12, 2013
Prostate Cancer Awareness Day

AdMeTech's 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day (PCAD) will be held at the Massachusetts State House with the goal to recognize prostate cancer as a public health priority and discuss recent advances in diagnosis and treatment. Guests of Honor include Senate President Therese Murray and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. This event is being presented in partnership with Cancer Resource Foundation and Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.

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US Congress and Massachusetts State House Support Prostate Cancer Imaging

US House of Representatives' Committee on Armed Services recently announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) should provide a briefing on the status of prostate imaging research for improved early detection. This request follows the Committee's mandate to DoD made one year ago to prioritize prostate imaging research. To view the text, click here.

Massachusetts State House Bill 1813 includes a line item (#4590-0925) which introduces a prostate research program for improved detection of prostate cancer. This item is now pending the Governor's approval. To view the line item, click here.
 
 
RECENT EVENT: September 15, 2013
Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K

We are proud to announce that we are collaborating with Cancer Resource Foundation and a roster of other great organizations to help present the 13th Annual Boston Prostate Cancer Walk & 5K. This event raises funds for prostate cancer research, educaton and advocacy by bringing together athletes, survivors, physicians, friends and family members for a fun day promoting health and awareness.

For more information or to RSVP, visit BostonPCwalk.org.
 
 
BREAKING NEWS: Leading Urologists Support MRI for Improved Care

"An innovative fusion of MRI and ultrasound might be a better way to detect and assess prostate cancer, while helping men avoid unnecessary biopsies, researchers say. The technology blends real-time imaging from both MRI and ultrasound devices, allowing doctors to more accurately direct the biopsy needle that draws cell samples from suspected tumors."

Full Article on US News.
 
 

Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator Scott Brown Support AdMeTech Foundation

    Secretary of State Kerry shares his personal story, supports AdMeTech's Manogram® Project and co-sponsors the Boxer/Cummings $180M Prostate Cancer Detection Bill. View video.

      Senator Brown highlights the importance of early detection of prostate cancer for saving lives and acknowledges AdMeTech's efforts. View video.

    UPCOMING EVENT: January 2015
    Public Conference on Breast and Prostate Cancer Care: Cutting-Edge Advances and Vision for the Future

    Key leaders of government, medicine, industry and advocacy will assemble to discuss Breast and Prostate Cancer Care. Opening Ceremony will take place at US Congress in Washington, D.C. followed by a 2-Day Scientific Program.

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    RECENT NEWS: February 25, 2013
    MRI is a breakthrough in prostate cancer care

    "(MRI) is a breakthrough in imaging for prostate cancer, analogous to the introduction of mammography for breast cancer..."

    Dr. Peter A. Pinto
    Head of Prostate Cancer, Urology Branch
    National Cancer Institute

    Full story at WashingtonPost.com
     
     

    A Sold-Out Dance for a Cure!

    Thank you to our partners Arthur Murray, Dance for a Cure Honorary Committee, Dancing with the Stars' celebrities, the generous donors/sponsors and everyone that came to support our exciting gala. We are already looking forward to our 2014 Dance for a Cure!

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    Donate to "DFaC"

    If you have interest in becoming a partner or sponsor of Dance for a Cure 2014, please Contact Us for more information.

     


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    RECENT NEWS: December 10, 2012
    MRI Improves Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

    "(MRI) targeted biopsy has the potential to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and may aid in the selection of patients for active surveillance and focal treatment."

    Dr. Leonard Marks
    Professor of Urology
    UCLA

    Full story at MSNBC.com
     
     
    Where is Our Manogram®:
    Prostate Imaging for Men?

    "... more accurate imaging technology would lead to better patient care, including guidance for diagnosis, biopsy and minimally-invasive therapy. Real and important improvements in prostate cancer care are at hand if we are resolved to increase the national investment in prostate diagnostics.”

    - AdMeTech's Joint Conference with National Institutes of Health & FDA - 2009

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    Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the $650M Prostate Research Imaging and Men's Education (PRIME) Act which addresses the urgent need for the development of new technologies to detect and diagnose prostate cancer and educate families. Read more
    US Congress holds historic hearing by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee: Chairman Edolphus Towns (D-NY) (left) with Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr., and Dr. Faina Shtern, President of AdMeTech. Read more
    In connection with the landmark prostate cancer congressional hearing on March 4, 2010, Rep. Cummings re-introduces $650M bill for imaging, biomarkers and education. Read more

    AdMeTech Foundation was selected by a prestigious initiative of leaders of television and entertainment called Stand Up to Cancer.

    Stand up to CancerStand Up to Cancer is launching a new movement to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs to the finish.

    Inspired to act by our own personal experiences with cancer, we recognize that we can no longer rely on the current system alone to give us the breakthroughs we need. So, we are calling on the public to help take matters into our own hands, investing in a revolution that will change the way scientists and clinicians work to understand and treat these diseases. Stand Up To Cancer is more than a rallying cry. It is a galvanizing force created to urgently move cancer research forward. This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite together in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.

     





    IN THE HEADLINES
    NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, 2012 PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION
      Proclamation
    FOURTH ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS DAY JUNE 28, 2012
      State House News Coverage
      Resolution of the Boston City Council
      Governor's Proclamation Recognizing June 28, 2012 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Day in the State of Massachusetts
      Resolutions of the Massachusetts General Court
      Program
      Event Sponsors
    US SENATOR JOHN KERRY LEADS UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION IN US SENATE
      Press Release (June 14, 2012)
      Press Release (July 30, 2012)
      S. Res. 529
      Huffington Post
      Wall Street Journal
    June 27,2012 Senator Boxer and Representative Cummings Introduce Historic Legislation to Promote Prostate Cancer Research
      Press Release
      Congressional Record
      Letter of support: from MA General Court to MA Delegation to US Congress
      Endorsing Organizations
      Senate Bill 3345
      House Resolution 6033
      Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
    FATHERS DAY BRIEFING AND RECEPTION CONCERNING PROSTATE CANCER AND MEN'S HEALTH, BOSTON CITY COUNCIL, JUNE 13, 2012
      Program
    INTERNATIONAL IMAGING EXPERTS COOPERATE TO ADVANCE PROSTATE CANCER CARE
      DotMed Press Coverage
      American College of Radiology Press Release
      AdMeTech Foundation Press Release
    US Preventive Services Task Force (US PSTF) Recommends Against PSA Screening: Frames the Need to Recognize Prostate Cancer as a Public Health Priority & Issue a National Call to Action to Improve Diagnostic Tools for Early Detection
      AdMeTech Foundation Public Statement
      Key Statistics
    SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2011 PCRI PRESENTS ADMETECHFOUNDATIONíS DANCE FOR A CURE OF PROSTATE CANCER
      Event Photos
      Boston Business Journal
      Flyer
      Registration
      Channel 22 News Coverage
    June 27, 2012 Senator Boxer and Representative Cummings Introduce Historic Legislation to Promote Prostate Cancer Research
      Senate Bill 3345
      Press Release
      Congressional Record
      Letter of support: from MA General Court to MA Delegation to US Congress
    Manogram Scores a Historic Victory in US Congress
      Press Release Original Legislation
    Dancing with the Stars' Celebrity Hosts Dance for a Cure
      Press Release
      Event Flyer
    FOURTH ANNUAL Massachusetts State House PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS DAY June 28, 2012
      Program / RSVP
      Sponsor Levels
      Sponsor Registration Form
      Resolution of the Massachusetts General Court
    February 2012 International Imaging Experts Cooperate to Advance Prostate Cancer Care
      DotMed Press Coverage
      American College of Radiology Press Release
      AdMeTech Foundation Press Release
    Society of Nuclear Medicine Features AdMeTech
      Coverage
    Arthur Murray Boston's 2012 Teach-a-Thon to Benefit AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure
      Event Flyer
      Media Alert
      Reuters:Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Boston Takes Steps to End the Prostate Cancer Crisis
    Third Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day
      State House Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Photos
      Boston City Council Commends AdMeTech Foundation - September 14, 2011
      Poster Photos
      Flyer/Agenda
      RSVP to Attend
      RSVP for Poster
      Poster Requirements
      RSVP for Sponsor
      Sponsor Levels
    AdMeTech Foundation Leads the Way in Creating Massachusetts Example of Making Prostate Cancer a Public Health Priority
      Watch NECN Coverage
      Massachusetts General Court Resolution
      Boston City Council Commendation
      Governor's Proclamation
      Press Release
      Reuters
    US Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against PSA Screening
      Draft
      Evidence
    Third Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at Massachusetts State House
      Reuters
      CBS
      NBC Coverage
      Media Alert
      Sponsors
    President Obama Sets Historic Precedent: Proclamation of the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month; Recognizes Imaging as a Key Research Area
      Official Statement
    Celebrities, Leaders of Medicine Support AdMeTech and Dance for a Cure
      Video
    Dancing with the Stars' Nick Kosovich Lends His Voice to Prosty the Spokesgland!
      Watch and share the video
    MASSACHUSETTS PROSTATE CANCER COALITION'S ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - MAY 20, 2011
      Overview
      AdMeTech's Imaging Roundtable
    ARTHUR MURRAY'S NATIONAL APPEAL TO SUPPORT ADMETECH'S DANCE FOR A CURE
      Announcement
      Reuters
      Press Coverage
      National Appeal
      Press Release
    ADMETECH FOUNDATION JOINS EFFORT WITH PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO HOLD AN EDUCATIONAL IMAGING SEMINAR ON MARCH 27, 2011.
      Program
      Faculty Roster
      Press
    ARTHUR MURRAY BOSTON'S TEACH-A-THON SUPPORTS DANCE FOR THE CURE - JANUARY 14, 2011
      More Info & RSVP
      Donate Now
      Press Coverage
    BILL MORGANTI PRESENTS MARK BALLAS OF DANCING WITH THE STARS - JANUARY 15, 2011. PORTION OF PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT DANCE FOR THE CURE
      More Info & RSVP
      Donate Now
      Press Coverage
      Photo
    PRESTIGIOUS OHIO STAR BALL FEATURES ADMETECH FOUNDATIONíS DANCE FOR THE CURE OF PROSTATE CANCER. DANCING WITH THE STARS' CELEBRITY PRESENTED AWARDS.
      Press Release
      Pr Newswire
    CELEBRITIES CHOREOGRAPH DANCE FOR THE CURE AT HOLLYWOOD DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
      Press Release
      Reuters Coverage
      Photos
      WireImage Coverage
    LEADERS OF MEDICINE AND ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH DANCE FOR THE CURE AS A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
      Press Release
      Photos
    ABC TV MEGAHIT DANCING WITH THE STARS PRESENTS ADMETECH WITH 2 VIP TICKETS FOR THE GRAND FINALE
      Overview
      Purchase Raffle Tickets
    NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS IMAGE-GUIDED, "SMARTER" PROSTATE CANCER CARE
      Press Release
    ADMETECH ADDRESSES CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS' (CBC) HEALTH BRAIN TRUST 2010
      Reuters Coverage
      Advocacy Supports PRIME Act
      Academy of Radiology, RSNA, AAPM and MITA Support PRIME Act
      Photos
    NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR AND PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR DANA JENNINGS ON PATIENT CARE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
      Book Review "Invasion of Prostate Snatchers"
      Personal Story - March 23, 2009
    WHITE HOUSE PROCLAMATION--SEPTEMBER 2010 AS NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
      Presidential Proclamation
    PRESTIGIOUS CAPITAL DANCESPORT FEATURES DANCE FOR THE CURE WORKSHOPS WITH SUPERSTARS, CHAMPIONSHIPS & SHOW
      Press Release
      Overview
      Dance Beat Article
      Photos
      Video
    WIN A RAFFLE FOR A COMPETITIVE BALLGOWN BY DESIGNS TO SHINE OR EVENING DRESS BY ENTRADA COUTURE ($4000)
      Overview
      Purchase Raffle Tickets
    ADMETECH COSPONSORS MEDICAL EXHIBIT IN US CONGRESS
      Letter from Chairman Towns
      Photos
    ADMETECH HOSTS A SECOND PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS DAY AT THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE -
    JUNE 16, 2010

      Media alert
      Governor's Proclamation
      Key legislators support PRIME Act
      State House Resolution
      Quotes
      Photos
    ADMETECH CONVENES INTERNATIONAL LEADERS OF PROSTATE MRI -
    MAY 6, 2010

      Consensus Statement
      Agenda
      Faculty Roster
      Press Release
      CNBC
    PER ITS INVENTOR, PSA CAUSES "PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER"
      New York Times Op-Ed
    US CONGRESS HOLDS HISTORIC HEARING ON PROSTATE CANCER, ADMETECH TESTIFIES
      Press Release
      Hearing Announcement
      AdMeTech Testifies
      NBC Coverage
      USA TODAY
    REP. CUMMINGS REINTRODUCES THE $650 MILLION PRIME ACT IN RESPONSE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
      Press Coverage
      NBC Coverage
      PRIME Act H.R. 4756
    AWARD WINNING IMAGING RESEARCH ADDRESSES THE FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE IN PROSTATE CANCER CARE AS FRAMED BY CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON MARCH 4, 2010
      Press Coverage
      SCBT&MR Society Issues Lauterbur Award
    US CONGRESS APPROVES $1.6 MILLION FOR ADMETECH'S RESEARCH PROGRAMS
      Coverage
    SENATOR BOXER URGES US CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE PROSTATE CANCER IMAGING AND MENíS EDUCATION (PRIME) ACT
      Congressional Record
      Letter to US Senate
      PRIME Act
    CUMMINGS, WAXMAN AND OTHER MEMBERS OF US CONGRESS URGE NCI / NIH TO FUND PROSTATE IMAGING
      Letter
      Press Release
    US CONGRESS PASSES HISTORIC RESOLUTION CALLING FOR INCREASED NATIONAL INVESTMENT IN PROSTATE CANCER IMAGING
      Press Release
      Resolution
      Coverage by Roll Call
    June 12, 2008
      Rep. Elijah Cummings Successfully Introduces House Resolution 353 (Video)
      Democratic Leadership in US Congress supports Prostate Cancer Imaging (Video)
      Republican Leadership in US Congress supports Prostate Cancer Imaging (Video)
    ADMETECH HOLDS PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS DAY AT MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE
      Program
      Press Release
      Coverage
      Photos
    MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE RECOGNIZES ADMETECH FOR PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS DAY
      Resolution
    BOSTON CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES ADMETECH FOR ITS ONGOING EFFORTS IN AWARENESS AND RESEARCH
      Resolution
      Photos
    PRESIDENT OBAMA DECLARES SEPTEMBER, 2009 AS NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
      Press Release
    WALL STREET JOURNAL COVERS PROSTATE CANCER IMAGING AND ITS ROLE IN:
      Accurate diagnosis - Part I
    March 31, 2009
      Treatment - Part II
    April 7, 2009
      Watchful waiting - Part III
    April 17, 2009
    NBC COVERS THE NEED TO CREATE LIFE-SAVING PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSTICS
      Coverage
    FOX BUSINESS NEWS COVERS "THE MANOGRAM PROJECT" & THE NEED FOR NATIONAL INVESTMENT IN PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH
      Coverage
    ADMETECHíS CONSENSUS CONFERENCE OF JANUARY, 2009 BRINGS TOGETHER WORLD EXPERTS
      Agenda
      Faculty Members
      Consensus Statement
      Signed Letter to NIH and NCI
      Coverage by Reuters