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ZEROHour: January 2016 Issue

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Fewer Men Estimated to Die From Prostate Cancer

Recently released figures have indicated an estimated 26,120 men will die of prostate cancer in 2016, a 5 percent drop from the 2015 estimate. Based on these facts, a man will lose his prostate cancer battle every 20 minutes. In 2016, an estimated 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, an 18 percent decline from 2015 estimates

Advances in the treatment of prostate cancer have lead to a steady decline in deaths from the disease, but despite this good news, detection rates have fallen significantly in recent years. This is due to recommendations against PSA testing, causing more patients to be diagnosed in late stage disease and limiting their options for treatment.

We’re concerned that lack of early detection will lead to increases in deaths in the coming years and urge continued focus on advancing diagnostic tools and technology focused on finding prostate cancer early and determining aggressive from indolent disease.


Learn more about the estimated prostate cancer facts and figures for 2016.


Why ZERO? Twenty Years of Impact

For more than 20 years, ZERO has made an impact in the fight to end prostate cancer by supporting research, educating and testing men, and uniting communities across the country. We have helped save lives on the journey to end a disease that will take the life of a man every 20 minutes. Support our mission and programs in 2016 to help fight for the men we love.

Join Us for the ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit

Do you live in New Jersey, New York, Indiana, or Alabama and want to join the fight to end prostate cancer? ZERO is offering scholarships to attend our ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit on February 22-25 for those in these states who reside in certain Congressional districts! Visit our website to apply.

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit brings together an army of committed advocates focused on making a difference both nationally and in their communities. It is the premier advocacy conference in the nation focusing on prostate cancer patients and survivors as well as their families, friends, and loved ones. Find more information on the Summit here.

Hot off the Press: New Advanced Prostate Cancer Newsletter

ZERO’s new Advanced Prostate Cancer Newsletter is chock full of educational information and resources for those diagnosed and living with advanced prostate cancer. It includes a message from the Chair of ZERO’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Alicia Morgans, and a Q&A with Dr. Tomasz Beer on clinical trials. You can read it online here.

If you’d like a paper copy to read or distribute, please request as many as you need by emailing Alice Lee at Alice@zerocancer.org.


Prostate Cancer News

ZERO and Tri-California Events Partner to Help End Prostate Cancer

Congress Passes Spending Package Maintaining Prostate Cancer Funding

Study Tests Exercise As Prostate Cancer Treatment

African-American Men With Prostate Cancer Have Significantly Lower PSA Density Than Caucasian Men


Better Results Offset Costs of Prostate Surgery at Specialty Centers

Caution Urged With High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Advancements in Prostate Cancer Screening Give Urologists More Options

Repeating PSA Test Reduces Risk of Prostate Biopsy, PCa Diagnosis

TOOKAD Soluble Approved for Prostate Cancer Therapy in Mexico

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Phone: 888.245.9455  |  Fax: 571.257.8559  |  Email: info@zerocancer.org

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