8,000 Lives and Going Strong!

Congratulations to our Founder, Dr. Vipul Patel. He and his team at the Global Robotics Institute completed 8,000 surgeries today! Visit us at @endprostatecancer on twitter and wish him congratulations!

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Our Founder Dr. Patel honored in Local Publication!

Our Founder Dr. Vipul Patel was recently honored with coverage in November’s issue of Life in Keene’s Pointe. Promoting November and Prostate Cancer Awareness Dr. Patel is always happy to lend his time and efforts. Here at The International Prostate Cancer Foundation we are always excited about opportunities to spread awareness and educate men on the importance of screening!

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Grow that ‘Stache!

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It’s that time of year again, time for men everywhere to grow their mustache in support of men’s health! We continue to fulfill our foundation mission to educate by creating awareness and honoring the survivors that give their time to our cause!

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This year, we sponsored the #MagicMustache Night held by Orlando Magic and Florida Hospital. On November 1, 2014, survivors and supporters alike joined together to spread the word about prostate cancer. Founder Dr. Vipul Patel and board member Oscar Robertson hosted a pre-game reception, a half time presentation, and tribute to the prostate cancer survivors in attendance.

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Social Media and Television helped us spread the word and create a buzz. Fox Sports interviewed Oscar during Pre-Game, and you can see they had a little mustache fun on air! Live tweets and other social media posts were fed live on the center court screen throughout the evening.

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With over 15,000 attendees, the night was a great success, educating and honoring the community and survivors! Let’s keep this momentum going throughout the month of November. If you haven’t already grown your mustache , then get started! Create your own social media campaign among your friends and colleagues, after all it’s for a great cause.

We encourage you this month to grow that mustache and Share it to our Facebook page! Don’t forget the hash tag. #magicmustache

Florida Hospital’s Cycle the City!

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We are proud sponsors of this year’s Cycle in the City!

IPCF joins Florida Hospital in recognizing the importance of whole person health and the benefits of physical fitness to elevate the wellbeing of our community. With a focus on mind, body and spirit, Corporate Synergies presents Florida Hospital’s Cycle the City | Ride to Wellness, an event to inspire, empower and enable our community to live healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Open to riders of all skill levels, our hope is that this event provides a venue for camaraderie, exercise and inspiration to live happier,
more fulfilling lives.

To Register or Learn More, click here.

Commitment to Education

As one of the missions of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation being education, it is no surprise that one of the most outstanding qualities of our founder Dr. Vipul Patel, is his constant commitment to education worldwide. Educating patients on the importance of regular prostate cancer screenings along with the multiple treatment options is a strong focus. Learning as much as possible about the many different treatment options that are available, will enable patients to make better decisions. Treatment options are based on a number of factors and should be made hand in hand with a physician. Options include but are not limited to:

  • Prostatectomy – A common treatment for early stage localized cancer in which the prostate gland is removed.
  • Radiation Therapy – A treatment in which radioactive exposure is directed at cancer cells and the surrounding tissues.
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy – As the most common type of radiation therapy, CT scans and MRIs are used to find the location of  the tumor cells.
  • Proton Therapy – Unlike the external beam radiation, this form of treatment uses protons for advanced precision on targeted tumors without affecting surrounding tissues.
  • Brachytherapy – Tiny radioactive metal pellets are inserted into the prostate. The pellets give off radiation to the immediate surrounding area, killing prostate cancer cells.
  • Hormone Therapy – This treatment is designed to prevent testosterone from being released or from acting on the prostate cells, as testosterone is the main fuel source for prostate cancer cell growth.
  • Chemotherapy - An advanced prostate cancer treatment option, that involves the use of specific chemicals to stop the cancer cells from dividing, limiting growth and spread of the tumor.
  • Emerging Therapies - Everyday new drugs, new regimens and new treatment options are being investigated by researchers all over the world.

Recently Dr. Vipul Patel was interviewed about the benefits of robotic prostatectomy.  As one of the leading treatments, the benefits of this procedure by far outweigh the costs.

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Allowing the physician great control and comfort, robotic surgeries provide less stress overall, for both the medical staff and the patient. Dr. Patel, his team and surgeons everywhere, have experienced greater control of the overall treatment outcomes with this rapidly growing option in cancer treatments.

For the full interview click HERE.

 

Cancer Fighting Dinner Recipe

Antioxidants have been shown to play a serious role in preventing free radical damage. While free radicals are found naturally in the body and play a vital role in many normal cellular processes, at a  high level they can be dangerous to the body and cause damage to major cells, including DNA cells. Damage to DNA cells may be connected to the development of cancer and other health conditions.

Antioxidants can be found in high quantities in bright colored fruits, dried beans, and nuts. Remembering to “eat the rainbow” at every meal, will help ensure that your diet is chalk full of cancer fighting antioxidants.

Below is a perfect example of a dinner with tons of cancer fighting ingredients from iVillage.com.

Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa

Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa

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Ingredients:

  • 4 – 4 ounce Salmon Fillets    
  • 1/2 teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Pinch fresh ground Black Pepper 
  • 1/3 cup diced Mango
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced Red Onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced Jalapeños
  • 2 teaspoons evaporated Cane Juice

Very Easy Directions:

1. Mix up the blueberry mango salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Lightly crush with a fork to release juices and set a side.

2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season salmon with salt and pepper and sear for 3 to 5 minutes on each side (or until cooked through).

3. Serve each salmon fillet with 1/4 cup of salsa.

This yummy dinner idea can be recreated with a variety of fruits and berries. Use whats in season or what you have on hand. Just make sure its colorful!

 

Content Citation: Pharmacogn Rev. 2010 Jul-Dec; 4(8): 118–126. Find out more about free radicals and antioxidants and how they impact the human body, HERE.

Dr. Kenneth Palmer on CNN Español

Dr. Kenneth Palmer, International Prostate Cancer Foundation Secretary & Director of Global Robotics Institute in Latin America, was on CNN Español. Dedicated to educating prostate cancer patients and their families, Dr. Palmer discusses many prostate cancer related topics. The full interview can be viewed below.

Do not miss a chance to help fight the cause!!

As you may have heard, the International Prostate Foundation’s Celebration of Life Gala is quickly approaching. With world renowned guest speakers, an amazing dinner and fabulous entertainment, the Gala is guaranteed to be an event full of education and excitement.

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On the morning of March 8th, a complimentary Educational Event will be held at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios, Orlando. RSVP is required for the event so please EMAIL US to hold a spot for you if your interested in attending. Then later that evening, put on your black tie and join us at 6pm for a fundraising Gala. Enjoy the great food and entertainment while helping to fight for the cause! Registration is required, so click HERE to purchase your tickets. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation to help end prostate cancer, click DONATE.

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For more photos from the inaugural Gala in 2012, visit our IMAGE GALLERY.

Know Your Stats

Long after they’ve taken off their cleats and left the field, football stars are using their greatness to influence the best football fans, men! America’s most popular sport is being utilized to help develop a very important game plan for prevention,  screening and treatment of prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, second to skin cancer. For this reason,  it is crucial that men take the time to learn the stats about prostate cancer.

Below is a great infograph courtesy of The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, that does just that!

Additionally, men can gain an understanding of their prostate cancer risk by taking advantage of the Know Your Stats campaign, developed in partnership by the NFL and the Urology Care Foundation. In the fifth season of the campaign, Hall of Famer and former Super Bowl Champ Michael Haynes has stepped up to be a spokes person, traveling the country to help educate and inspire men to understand this potentially deadly disease.

Click this link and sign the Know Your Stats Pledge, vowing to:

  • Know your risk or encourage men in your life to know theirs.
  • Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer testing or encourage others to do so.
  • Raise awareness about prostate cancer.
  • Support prostate cancer research.

 

Dr. Patel on Sirius XM Radio Tonight!

Our founder Dr. Vipul Patel will be on the Sirius XM “Doctor Radio” Wednesday night at 7:30pm. He will be a part of a Men’s Health Discussion from 6:00-8:00pm, with his focus being on Prostate Cancer. If you are a current Sirius XM subscriber the program can be found on Channel 81.

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Tune in and listen to “real doctors helping real people”.

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