Welcome!

News Feed Item

Prostate Cancer More Prevalent Than Breast Cancer

Prostate Cancer Tops List of New Cancers in 2014, Cautions David Samadi, MD, New York Robotic Surgeon

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/24/14 -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) says prostate cancer will maintain its stronghold as the top cancer diagnosed in men this year. In 2014, more than 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer are expected -- more cases than breast cancer. These predictions come amid good news that overall cancer death rates have declined 20 percent in the last two decades. The annual report, "Cancer Statistics, 2014," was recently published in "A Cancer Journal for Clinicians."

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21208/full

Prostate cancer continues to show positive survival rates thanks, in part, to advanced treatments like robotic prostate surgery. David B. Samadi, MD, Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, is a top robotic surgeon and strong voice of prostate cancer awareness. He says he believes the prevalence of prostate cancer may surprise many Americans.

"We're anticipating prostate cancer and breast cancer diagnoses to be nearly equal this year, with prostate cancer in the lead. That should be a real eye-opener for men about the importance of prostate cancer screening," said Dr. Samadi. "Men need to be just as vigilant about prostate cancer as women are about breast cancer."

Another key concern highlighted in the 2014 cancer predictions is the continually elevated rate of cancer incidence and death among black men. Cancer death rates among black men ages 40 to 49 have declined 55 percent in 20 years, but issues such as genetic risk factors, and diagnosis and treatment timing continue to challenge recovery and survival.

Prostate cancer predictions for 2014:

  • 233,000 new prostate cancer cases are expected
  • One in four men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; average age at diagnosis is 67
  • Prostate cancer remains the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer are family history, African ancestry, age and obesity
  • African American men are 70 percent more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men
  • Survival rates for prostate cancer remain very strong, driven by prostate cancer screening and informed treatment decisions
  • Nearly 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year

Dr. Samadi encourages men to remain dedicated to routine PSA testing and prostate cancer screening. Early diagnosis gives men the life-saving opportunity for robotic prostate surgery and other prostate cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy.

"My goal is to keep prostate cancer screening discussions on par with breast cancer discussions," said Dr. Samadi. "The need is there. It's time for men to follow in the footsteps of women when it comes to health screenings and wellness."

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2503679

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contact Information:

David B. Samadi, M.D.
Chairman of Urology
Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital

Tel: 1-212-365-5000
Fax: 1-646-692-6744

Address:
485 Madison Avenue
21st floor
New York, NY 10022

http://www.roboticoncology.com/contact/

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to ...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud.
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...