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SOURCE ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prostate cancer continues to be the most common cancer in men, accounting for about 1 in 4 new cases, according to data recently published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The estimated number of new cases and estimated deaths from prostate cancer both decreased slightly for 2014, by 3 percent and 1 percent, respectively.
"Every week I talk with at least one family man in his 40s who has prostate cancer," ZERO's CEO Jamie Bearse said. "Men are dying. Families are suffering. We need to stand together and make fighting prostate cancer a national priority in order to see a real change in the number of lives being saved from the disease."
Prostate cancer continues to be the second most deadly cancer in men, accounting for 10 percent of estimated new cancer deaths in 2014. The report estimates that 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and 29,480 will die from the disease.
ZERO is leading the fight to end prostate cancer and is supporting men and families through our programs and initiatives, including:
For educational information on prostate cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment options, visit www.zerocancer.org.
About ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer (www.zerocancer.org)
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and provides education and support to men and their families. ZERO's premier programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, the largest men's health event series in America. ZERO is a 501c3 charity, a Better Business Bureau member and 84 cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more information, visit www.zerocancer.org.
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