Prostate cancer is curable if detected early. We want to eliminate deaths due to prostate cancer in Georgia.
DRIVE FOR AWARENESS GOLF TOURNAMENT THANK YOU
On August 26, the Drive for Awareness fundraiser took place at Country Club of Roswell. It had a record outcome based on the number of golfers (over 100) and proceeds! Special thanks go to a whole group of people. First, we are grateful for the support of our generous sponsors. They include Andean Chevrolet, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Dendreon, Genentech, Georgia Eye Partners, Georgia Urology, LeCraw Engineering, Momar Chemicals, Pratt Industries, PSI Promotions, RCOG, Schwab Financial, and ZERO, and others.
Also, we appreciate the TV coverage provided by 11 Alive reporter (and GPCC member) Jerry Carnes. Many thanks to our own members, friends, and spouses for their support as well as to all those who signed up to play a round of golf.
Three GPCC members profiled in Best Self Atlanta article "Know the Facts"
Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN) issues consensus statement on PSA testing for African American men for the early detection of prostate cancer.
Knowledgeable experts support above PHEN statement.
GPCC establishes a presence in Macon and is growing there as featured
in this WMAZ interview.
Three GPCC board members share their personal experience about prostate cancer screening's importance for the audience of Overground Railroad!! View this informative, personal presentation.
Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition Disputes Task Force's PSA Advice
Prostate Cancer in Georgia (From: American Cancer Sociey - "Cancer Facts and Figures 2012")
|Estimated new cases
||19th lowest state per capita
||4th highest state per capita
While prostate cancer and breast cancer have approximately the same number of new cases in Georgia; in the year 2012, the ACS Call Center received 2745 calls for breast cancer information and only 363 calls for information on prostate cancer. GPCC believes these figures indicate that men of Georgia are not benefiting from early detection and, once diagnosed, are not seeking information to understand their disease.