IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2012
Katherine C Brazauskas
Meet Me at the Men’s Event
WASHINGTON – Washington’s leading business men will meet together on Monday, June 25 at The Capital Grille, Chevy Chase, MD with a common goal – to educate men about prostate cancer and work to eradicate the disease. The 13th Annual Washington, D.C. Men’s Event dinner raises awareness and funds that directly benefit The Prostate Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Leon Harris, ABC7/WJLA-TV, will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening.
Monday evening will commence with a prostate cancer briefing at 5:30 p.m., conducted by Georgetown Lombardi experts: Dr. Louis M. Weiner, director and chief of oncology; Dr. Michael B. Atkins, deputy director; and Dr. Sean P. Collins, assistant professor of radiation medicine.
The briefing will cover the state of prostate cancer, medical advances, and The Prostate Center’s role in research and finding a cure.
Washington, D.C. is particularly hard hit by prostate cancer, with a death rate that nearly doubles the national average. The Prostate Center is the first of its kind in our nation’s capital and functions as a multidisciplinary clinic, where physicians and scientists work together to advance state-of-the-art treatments to eradicate prostate cancer and maximize quality of life.
Co-Chairs for the 13th annual Men’s Event:
• Clifford J. Alexander, K&L Gates, LLP
• Floyd (Skip) Davis, III, Floyd E. Davis Company
• Mark O. Decker, Sr., BMO Capital Markets
• H. Jason Gold, Wiley Rein, LLP
• Andrew H. Prevost, The Meltzer Group
• Paul S. Schweitzer, Serten Advisors
• Vic Seested, III, UBS Private Wealth Management
• Louis M. Weiner, M.D., Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
The event is open to the press. Members of the media should check-in with Katherine Brazauskas, GUMC Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Capital Grille is located at 5310 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD
Self and Valet Parking are available in the garage beneath Bloomindale’s accessible by Friendship Blvd.
About The Prostate Center
Prostate Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Cure
The Prostate Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is a comprehensive treatment and research facility. Our goal is to cure prostate cancer, maximize quality of life for patients, and advance state-of-the-art cancer treatment.
Each year over 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, meaning one in six men will be diagnosed with this disease in his lifetime. Over 2 million American men alive today have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Washington, D.C. is particularly hard hit by this disease, with a death rate nearly double the national average. The Prostate Center at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first of its kind in our nation’s capital.
Led by Dr. John Lynch, and with the support of top-tier scientists including Dr. Sean Collins, Dr. Tony Dritschilo and Dr. George Phillips, the Prostate Center is a multidisciplinary clinic where physicians and scientists work together to advance state-of-the-art treatment of patients with the goal of curing prostate cancer and maximizing quality of life. The formation of the Prostate Center allows Georgetown to effectively harness the resources of its pre-eminent radiation medicine, urology, and oncology departments; to direct research toward the root causes of prostate cancer; and to develop less costly, less invasive treatments for men facing this disease.
About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 40 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, and the only one in the Washington, DC, area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.
About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical Translation and Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. In fiscal year 2010-11, GUMC accounted for 85 percent of the university’s sponsored research funding.