The Prostate Cancer Mission joined with 13 other major US prostate advocacy organizations to issue a joint statement this morning. The statement is in response to the publication of two articles on screening for prostate cancer, which appeared last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

The Prostate Cancer Mission’s 2009 Open Conversation is set to take place on Saturday May 9. The program starts at 8:30 AM and will run to 12:30 PM. This year’s program will feature invited expert presenters, panel discussion, and breakout participation sessions. It will be held at FIU’s Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. To get the details, just click here.

Prostate cancer is very common in the Caribbean. The Prostate Cancer Mission recognizes the need for more knowledge among Caribbean populations in the Caribbean, in South Florida, and farther. We are now pleased to announce the appointment of our first Caribbean Task Force leader, Patrick Baxter. He will be in charge of developing and inplementing education programs for linguistically and culturally varied populations of the Caribbean.

Immediately upon the appointment of Mary Lynn Potenteau as Executive Director, The Brunetti Foundation has presented the Prostate Cancer Mission financial support in the amount of $25,000, said PCM Chairman Arnon Krongrad, MD.

The gift represents the single biggest donation to date and will be used to fund initial operating expenses. The gift reflects a growing willingness of South Florida and global communities to coalesce in the effort to reduce the burden of prostate cancer. Said a Brunetti Foundation spokesman: “It’s time to focus on the most common cancer of men and work together. We support the Prostate Cancer Mission in its effort to lead the way.”

The Prostate Cancer Mission is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mary Lynn Potenteau as its first Executive Director. Ms. Potenteau has significant experience as a fund-raiser and development officer with not-for-profit organizations in the Miami area, including 5 years in senior positions at the University of Miami. She will be responsible for overseeing development and management of the Prostate Cancer Mission on a day-to-day basis.

The Prostate Cancer Mission is committed to developing collaborative partnerships with other members of the prostate cancer community.

As two examples of such collaboration, The Prostate Cancer Mission has already partnered with the following organizations:

  • The American Prostate Cancer Initiative, organizers of the annual Sneakers@Work Day, which was first coordinated in 2007 and will next occur on September 19, 2008

We look forward to further announcements of our collaborations with others in the near future.

The Prostate Cancer Mission launched its new web site on August 1, 2008.

A combination of blog and informational background, this site will keep our members, our supporters, and the global prostate cancer community up to date with the activities of the Mission over the next 12 months.

We have big plans and bigger goals. Stop by and see how we are doing.


The Prostate Cancer Mission is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation registered in the State of Florida.

Copyright (c) 2008-09 The Prostate Cancer Mission. All rights reserved.
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