The Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition (GPCC), a non-profit organization with the mission of building awareness, providing education, and offering free prostate cancer screening for men in Georgia, recently announced a collaboration with ProstAware, a non-profit organization dedicated to educate men in Atlanta on prostate health using technology, music and sports. This collaboration intends to improve awareness of prostate cancer in Georgia.
“We are very excited about our new partnership,” said Frank Catroneo, Treasurer of GPCC in a recent news release. “With our reach and the innovation and medical expertise of ProstAware, we are certain to raise awareness for prostate health in Georgia.”
ProstAware founder, Dr. Scott Miller, who is also a robotic urologist at Georgia Urology said that this collaboration will improve education concerning prostate health in Georgia residents. “One of ProstAware’s goals is for all men in metro Atlanta to learn about prostate cancer screening beginning at age 40,” Miller said in the news release. “This partnership makes this mission more achievable.”
GPCC does community education and outreach by health fairs, speaking engagements, and a monthly newsletter aimed at promoting the importance of early identification, encouraging regular prostate screening. The organization also collaborates with clinics, hospitals and urologists to help in the provision of annual free screening events, particularly for Georgia’s estimated 650,000 residents without insurance. In Georgia, the prostate cancer awareness license plates are also one of GPCC’s responsibilities.
ProstAware educates people in the Atlanta area and provides a centralized resource for prostate cancer awareness, promoting awareness and education through its annual Blue Ties event, where the institution organizes local speaking events and other Atlanta area health programs. ProstAware has many doctors in their board of directors, including Dr. Miller, urologist with Georgia Urology; Dr. Pradeep Jolly, medical oncologist and hematologist with Georgia Cancer Specialists; and Dr. James Benton, radiation oncologist at RC Cancer Centers.