DR. JEREMY LIEB is a PHYSICIAN and board-certified urologist from California who is a member of a leading community-based urology practice. He is an expert on prostate cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, including the uses and benefits of genetic testing for clinical decision making.
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of American men and one in six men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
This year, more than 230,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer. For patients with aggressive disease, surgery and/or radiation treatment is appropriate and life-saving. At the same time, 40 to 50 percent of patients have lower-risk prostate cancer and many are eligible for active surveillance. These patients may opt to avoid or delay surgery and radiation and the side effects associated with these treatments (e.g., urinary incontinence and sexual impotence). However, according to the National Institutes of Health, 9 out of 10 prostate cancer patients who are candidates for active surveillance will instead receive more aggressive treatment.
Prolaris® is the only clinically proven prognostic test for prostate cancer that assesses a patient’s personal risk profile for the spread of the disease or death from the disease. In other words, the Prolaris test results tell patients if they have aggressive or non-aggressive prostate cancer. Armed with this personalized risk assessment, physicians can tailor their treatment plans to individual patients.
Prolaris is a novel 46-gene RNA-expression test that directly measures tumor cell growth characteristics for stratifying the risk of disease progression in prostate cancer patients. Prolaris provides a quantitative measure of the RNA expression levels of genes involved in the progression of tumor growth. Low gene expression is associated with a low risk of disease progression in men who may be candidates for surveillance and high gene expression is associated with a higher risk of disease progression in patients who may benefit from additional therapy. Prolaris has been proven to predict prostate cancer-specific disease progression in 11 clinical trials with more than 5,000 patients.
For more information visit: www.prolaris.com.
SHAUN MOREY – AUTHOR AND ANGLER ENTHUSIAST, INCREDIBLE—AND TRUE!—FISHING STORIES
The National Fishing and Boating Week is also is when most state’s offer their Free Fishing Days. A Free Fishing Day is an ideal time to schedule, or take part in, an event that includes boating and fishing activities. In general, Free Fishing Days allow the public to fish without a license. To find out when your state’s Free Fishing Day is go to the following: http://takemefishing.org/nfbw/
And an extraordinary catch deserves an exceptional story. Shaun Morey, LA Times 3 time novel-writing contest winner, tells some of the best in INCREDIBLE AND TRUE FISHING STORIES.
Please let me know if you’re interested in an interview on Wednesday, May 29th….just days before the National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-8)….to help kick-off our country’s love for fishing – America’s most popular sport!!
As Told to, Verified, and Written by: Shaun Morey - Three-time LA Times novel-writing contest winner
Americans have long held a passionate love of fishing. It combines the chance of a spectacle with the opportunity for grandiose storytelling. In INCREDIBLE—AND TRUE!—FISHING STORIES (Workman; May 2014; $10.95), fanatical fisherman Shaun Morey doubles the appeal by telling outrageous stories that are verifiably true.
In his pursuit of the most shocking rod, reel, boat, and shoreline experiences from around the globe, Morey traveled the world and its diverse bodies of water. He visited exotic marinas, interviewed famous captains, and followed trails of narratives back to the original sources. The result is an exciting exploration of America’s most popular sport.
Proving that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, INCREDIBLE—AND TRUE!—FISHING STORIES is a must-have for fishing and boating enthusiasts, everyone with a home near the water, and anyone who enjoys a gripping story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shaun Morey is the author of the bestselling Incredible Fishing Stories series and a contributor to Sun magazine. He won the inaugural Abbey-Hill short-story contest and is a three-time winner of the Los Angeles Times novel-writing contest. Over the years, he has worked as a bartender, a fishmonger, a surf instructor, and an attorney, but he always comes back to writing.