Keck School of Medicine Events
L.A. Prostate Cancer 5k
"The Race Isn't Over Until There Is A Cure - Fight On For Prostate Cancer"
Sunday, September 15, 2013
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
USC University Park Campus - Near Tommy Trojan
Information and Registration
The L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K was created to increase awareness about prostate cancer, raise funds for both research and service projects for prostate cancer patients and families. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men aside from skin cancer. It affects more than two million men in the United States but due to the lack of knowledge and concern with the potential side effects, many men avoid treatment - despite effective available therapies. About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. In 2013 more than 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed, nearly 29,720 men have died, and over 2 million men are currently living with the disease. The 5K supports the growing need to promote research to further diagnosis and treat patients for prostate cancer. The proceeds raised through this event will be used for ongoing prostate cancer research taking place at the USC Institute of Urology and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. Funds will help scientists and doctors create new therapies, develop better screening tools, and ultimately eradicate deaths from this disease. Furthermore, funds from previous years have already been used to create the "Life after Prostate Cancer" series of talks which have helped patients and their families cope with the disease.
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