Our awareness programs have made a direct impact on recognizing prostate cancer as a public health priority and received multiple commendations from the Massachusetts Governor, Massachusetts State House, Boston City Mayor and Boston City Council. Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House, organized by AdMeTech since 2009, has created a Massachusetts model of national leadership in prostate cancer awareness and research.
April 12, 2018: 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the State House
June 8, 2017: 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the State House
May 31, 2016: 8th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the State House
Community Workshops 2015-2018
October 2015: AdMeTech brought together leaders of medicine, advocacy, grassroots and industry to kick off our 2016 campaign and expand our public and private partnerships in order to realize our mission: To create a model of national leadership in bringing cutting-edge advances in patient care to everyone, with a primary focus on men at high risk. Our goal is to make Massachusetts a champion in ending health disparities.
September 2015: AdMeTech hosted a prostate cancer workshop at the NEAC NAACP’s Annual Meeting. We are deeply grateful to NEAC NAACP’s President Juan Cofield and Ms. Denella Clark for this opportunity and to Dr. Jason Efstathiou, Director of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Mass General Hospital and his colleagues for joining us. Leaders of the NEAC NAACP invited AdMeTech to work with the local branches, located across the state, to bring education and awareness to Black communities, which are impacted by this disease disproportionately.
September 2015: Along with Senior Pastor Dr. Roberto Miranda and his outstanding staff, we held an awareness event for over 1,000 members of Boston’s Hispanic community. US Senator Elizabeth Warren, Chair of Health Care Finance Committee Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Boston HHS Chief Felix Arroyo, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, and WHDH TV/El Mundo’s Alberto Vassallo, III joined us. With support of Dr. Adam Feldman, Director of Combined Harvard Urologic Oncology Fellowship, and his colleagues, we launched a new awareness model, where an educational plenary session was integrated with individual, family and group counseling.
September 2015: We held our first Twitter Town Hall as an alternative for a “prostate health helpline”. Dr. Mitchell Sokoloff, Chief of Urology Service, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and state legislative leaders supported this effort.
May 2015: Along with MOSAIC, Barbershop Health Network, Senate Majority Leader Harriett Chandler and Senator Michael Moore, AdMeTech supported the “Saving our Men Symposium” at the Worcester YMCA to empower men of color to take charge of their prostate health.
May 2015: AdMeTech helped organize and moderated the Closing Panel for the MPCC’s 18th Annual Symposium, titled “Screening: Emerging Data and Guidelines.” Leading physicians from the nation’s top cancer hospitals discussed novel, groundbreaking approaches to improved screening and early detection.
April 2015: On April 16, we held our 7th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day. Governor Charlie Baker, Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, Boston Celtics’ Cedric Maxwell, Marathon Legend Bill Rogers, WCVB/ABC TV’s Karen Holmes Ward, and other key state leaders recognized prostate cancer as a public health priority, a central issue in men’s health, and a major health disparity.
March 2015: Our Third Annual VIP Breakfast brought together House Speaker Robert Deleo, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Dr. Abam Kibel, Chief of Urology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber, and other key leaders of legislation, medicine, advocacy and education to discuss emerging advances in prostate cancer care and their transfer to patients.
June 2014: Independent, Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of the Commonwealth issued a video “We All Agree” in support of prostate cancer awareness.
June 2014: AdMeTech hosted the 6th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Event at the Massachusetts State House. Boston City Mayor Mayor Marty Walsh, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Senate President Therese Murray, Marathon Legend Bill Rodgers, and others spoke in support of prostate cancer awareness and education.
July 2014: NECN interviews AdMeTech CEO and Founder Dr. Faina Shtern about a new prostate cancer education and awareness program being approved by the Massachusetts Governor and the State House. ➤ NECN Coverage
April 2014: AdMeTech hosted an Annual VIP Breakfast, which called for a Massachusetts model of national leadership in prostate cancer education and awareness and resulted in the front page coverage in the Boston Globe and other media.
September 2013: AdMeTech held its 5th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President, Speaker of the House and leaders of the Boston City Council issued formal commendations to AdMeTech for its work in prostate cancer education, awareness and research.
June 2012: AdMeTech held the Fourth Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House, and led a petition to US Congress to support the Senator Boxer/Rep. Cummings $650 million PRIME Act and Senator Kerry’s Prostate Cancer Resolution. The event participants and the leading state legislators signed this petition.
February 10, 2012: AdMeTech joins efforts with American College of Radiology to advance prostate cancer care.
January 23, 2012: Arthur Murray Boston’s 2012 Teach-A-Thon to Benefit AdMeTech Foundation’s Dance for a Cure
February 2011: Society of Nuclear Medicine features AdMeTech’s research and advocacy efforts.
June 2010: AdMeTech assembled the key leaders of advocacy, medicine, legislation and industry for the Second Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. As a result of this event, AdMeTech received commendations from the Governor, the General Court and the Boston City Council.
March – April 2009: Groundbreaking, three-part coverage of AdMeTech’s research program in prostate MRI and its potential impact on screening, diagnosis and treatment by the Wall Street Journal. Read More
October 2005: Dr. Bruce Hensel, Chief Medical Correspondent for NBC TV in Los Angeles highlights the importance of diagnostic imaging for prostate cancer care and supports the Manogram® Project. ➤ Dr. Bruce Hensel, NBC TV