CURE Media Group Joins with Prostate Cancer International and Cancer CAREpoint in Advocacy Spotlight Partnership Program

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Partnership expands outreach and information for patients seeking allies in their fight against cancer

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"Together we can provide patients, families and caregivers the kind of reliable and current information they need on a wide range of services and treatment options." - Mike Hennessy Jr., pres., MJH.

CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise focused on cancer patients, today welcomes Prostate Cancer International and Cancer CAREpoint as members of the Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program dedicated to the fight against cancer.

“Prostate Cancer International and Cancer CAREpoint are energetic and engaged advocates for their communities. Together we can provide patients, families and caregivers the kind of reliable and current information they need on a wide range of services and treatment options,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., the parent organization to CURE Media Group, which combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable.

CURE®’s Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program is dedicated to transforming the understanding and treatment of cancer by sharing information that empowers patients and the medical community. CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE® magazine, was launched in 2002 for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. It has become the largest consumer magazine in the United States focused entirely on cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common nonskin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States. “That’s why the partnership between CURE Media Group and Prostate Cancer International is so important,” Hennessy said. He noted that Prostate Cancer International is a nonprofit dedicated to informing the global public about the risks associated with prostate cancer and strategies to manage those risks. It also supports prostate cancer research into effective prevention, diagnosis, management and cure of prostate cancer in all its stages.

Cancer CAREpoint is focused on helping all cancer patients in Silicon Valley, Calif., no matter where they receive medical treatment, what type of cancer they have or their insurance status. About 10,000 individuals in Silicon Valley are diagnosed with cancer each year, and thousands more live as cancer survivors. Cancer CAREpoint provides emotional, practical and psychological support for patients and families.

“These partners broaden the reach of the Advocacy Spotlight Partnership program, bringing both an international perspective and a local focus to our mission,” said Hennessy.

About Prostate Cancer International
Prostate Cancer International seeks to transform global understanding of the risks associated with prostate cancer, and the strategies to manage those risks, until prevention is possible and a cure can be found. It provides a daily news service through the “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink, as well as a social network through which patients and family members can seek individualized support and education. Prostate Cancer International is also a founding member of PCPC3 – the patient-centered prostate cancer collaborative coalition. To learn more, visit http://www.pcainternational.org.

About Cancer CAREpoint
Cancer CAREpoint provides personalized nonmedical support services for anyone impacted by cancer in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County of northern California). These services are offered to cancer patients, their families and their caregivers, at no cost to them and with no limitation imposed by where they receive their medical care, their cancer type or their insurance status. Our services include counseling with professionally trained social workers for individuals and families, nutrition classes, therapeutic massage, yoga/exercise, guided imagery/meditation, support groups, Family CARE program, Wig Bank, Survivorship Programs, Healing Teach, and resources and referrals. To learn more, visit cancercarepoint.org.

About CURE Media Group
CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE® magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. With nearly 1 million readers, CURE® is the largest consumer publication in the United States focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups. CURE Media Group’s offerings also include its online resource, curetoday.com; live meetings; a resource guide for the newly diagnosed; and the Extraordinary Healer® national nursing award. CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. CURE Media Group is part of the Plainsboro, N.J.-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. family of businesses, which includes the acclaimed OncLive® (http://www.onclive.com) platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information, visit http://www.curetoday.com or http://www.mjhassoc.com.

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Media Contacts
For Prostate Cancer International: Michael Scott, mike(at)pcainternational(dot)org

For Cancer CAREpoint: Dawn Hogh, dawn(at)cancercarepoint(dot)org

For CURE Media Group: Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886, becky(at)btaylorpa(dot)com

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