Prostate cancer awareness
LOS ANGELES - Some prominent buildings and structures in and around Hollywood will be illuminated blue tonight as part of an effort to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
The Capitol Records building, the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel and the Melrose Gate and Water Tower at Paramount Studios are among the recognizable structures that will be bathed in blue light as part of the Blue September campaign.
"Capitol Records hopes that by turning the tower blue, it will capture the public's attention on the great work that 'Blue September' is doing to raise awareness for early detection of prostate cancer.
It's our small part in making a big difference,'' said Jim Kuha, senior director of EMI Music North
The Blue September campaign is a fundraising effort to benefit The Prostate Cancer Research Institute. Organizers said the campaign hopes to spread the message that prostate cancer claims as many lives each year as breast cancer, but receives far less public attention.
According to the institute, more than 27,000 American men are expected to die from prostate cancer this year, and more than 2 million Americans live with the disease.
For more information about prostate cancer and 'Blue September' visit www.blueseptember.org/blue_september_home.php
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Major Los Angeles-area landmarks—including City Hall, the Capitol Records building and the pylons at LAX—will be “turning blue” this week to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
The disease is a major American health problem that has long been misunderstood and insufficiently discussed by men and their families, according to the Los Angeles-based Prostate Cancer Foundation.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Scientists from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA announced today they have created a new device which could enable doctors to create personalized prostate cancer treatments.
If more studies confirm the technology’s effectiveness, the NanoVelcro Chip would enable doctors to access and identify cancerous cells in the bloodstream, which would provide the diagnostic information needed to create individually tailored treatments, according to Cedars-Sinai.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States Preventive Services Task Force has issued its final recommendation for early detection of prostate cancer, effectively eliminating the PSA test and leaving American men without a defense in the fight against prostate cancer, according to Skip Lockwood, CEO of Zero—The Project to End Prostate Cancer.
BOSTON, Mass.—Billionaire Warren Buffet, who is nearly 82 years old, announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“I discovered the cancer because my PSA level recently jumped beyond its normal elevation and a biopsy seemed warranted,” Buffet explains. Diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer, he has chosen radiation treatment five days a week for six weeks.
Recently a reception was held to honor beauty maestro and makeup artist Derrick Rutledge at the very grand, very Hollywood, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Dressed in white and looking very debonair, Rutledge faced the lights and flashing cameras with style.
His client roster includes the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan and the list goes on and on.