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Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the ...

Cutting-Edge Cancer Researchers Thank the Foundation for Early Support

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 26th, 2011 | No Comments »
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May is National Cancer Research Month and, coincidentally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation heard from two cutting-edge cancer prevention and early detection researchers expressing their thanks for the Foundation’s early support of their work. [caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Dr. Gang Zeng"][/caption] Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center recently wrote to thank the Prevent Cancer Foundation for early support of his research that has led to a new test for prostate cancer, ...

Betty Gallo: The Making of a Prostate Cancer Advocate

Posted by Betty Gallo, Founder, The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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I met my husband, the late Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11) on August 26, 1986. I had my doubts about politicians, but Dean restored my faith in them. The first 6 years were great, but in February 1992 everything changed. Dean was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Dean’s PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was 883; the traditional PSA level of 4.0 is considered a reasonable threshold for further evaluation. The cancer had already spread to his bones. As Dean ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...