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Roswell Park, Buffalo Bills team up on 'Know Your Stats' awareness campaign for second year

by jmaloni
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 07:00 am

America's first cancer center, Bills partner to host prostate cancer screening clinic Oct. 23 at Ralph Wilson Stadium

One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but with early detection, about 90 percent of these cancers will be cured. Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Buffalo Bills are encouraging men over the age of 50, or those 40 and over with risk factors such as a family history of the disease, to get informed about prostate cancer and talk with their doctor about whether early detection is right for them.

For the second consecutive year, RPCI and the Bills are hosting the Prostate Cancer Early Diagnosis Outreach Clinic, a free prostate cancer education and screening event, in connection with the American Urological Association Foundation's "Know Your Stats about Prostate Cancer" campaign. RPCI doctors will perform free screenings that will include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests and digital rectal exams (DRE) for eligible men.

Special appearances will be made throughout the event by the Buffalo Jills, Buffalo Bills alumni and Buffalo Bills wide receiver David Nelson. Tours of Ralph Wilson Stadium will be offered for attendees, who will also be eligible to win raffle prizes.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Paul Maguire Club, Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park

NOTES: Pre-registration is encouraged. Men planning to attend the clinic should call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or complete the online registration form at http://www.roswellpark.org/knowyourstats. From that site, visitors can also access ads featuring Nelson, whose father is a prostate cancer survivor.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. RPCI, founded in 1898, was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. For more information, visit RPCI's website at http://www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email[email protected].

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