Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Rising in Black America 

Whether it is other philanthropists, local or regional health centers, or state and federal officials, there is a desperate need for creative solutions to getting more people screened and saving more lives. Smith’s initiative is an innovative approach, but there are other ways to spread awareness and boost screenings in the Black community.  

Major Prostate Cancer Research Targeting African Americans Set to Begin

a national network of prostate cancer researchers and experts who have joined forces to study prostate cancer in African American men has received a $26 million grant as part of former Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative to conduct the largest study ever to look at the underlying factors and reasons that put African American men at higher risk for developing and dying from prostate cancer.

Ken Griffey Sr.: An Icon in Baseball and Health

George Kenneth Griffey Sr. had an iconic 18-year run in Major League Baseball as a right fielder, winning the World Series twice, becoming a three-time MLB All Star and being the first player in Major League Baseball to play with his son on the same team.

West Angeles COGIC hosts NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes

One in five African American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and on Nov. 21, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Haynes shared his story of diagnosis and survival at “A Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer Early Detection and Education” at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Haynes, who is the national spokesperson for the Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer sponsored by the National football League’s Urology Care Foundation, travels the country to encourage African American men to get educated about prostate health. Recognized as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history who