September 25, 2007 – Medical device maker MEDRAD INC. has partnered with the National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC) to provide information about prostate MR imaging to thousands of men who participate in NPCC’s free mobile screening program.
MEDRAD markets an endorectal coil for use in prostate MR that provides pictures of the prostate to assist physicians in diagnosing and staging cancer and planning treatment options. MEDRAD will contribute educational materials about prostate MR, including animation demonstrating the procedure, physician interviews, medical images, a list of hospitals offering the procedure and other information.
Prostate cancer is a growing problem for American men with estimates that one of every six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. In addition to offering free prostate cancer screenings with the Drive Against Prostate Cancer mobile screening program, NPCC offers men and their families prostate cancer information and resources through their Website and weekly electronic newsletter, AWARE.