The following press release is from the Press Office of the White House.

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity to underscore our
commitment to fighting prostate cancer and to raise awareness about this
highly treatable disease.

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in men, and
one in six men will develop it during their lifetime. The cause of prostate
cancer remains unknown, but early detection can lead to better treatment and
increase the chances of survival. It is important for men to talk to their
physicians about risk factors, prevention, and preventive screenings.

My Administration remains committed to helping America’s dedicated medical
professionals learn more about the cause of prostate cancer and develop new
and better ways to combat it. Since 2005, the Cancer Genome Atlas has
studied the genetic sources of all types of cancer. By supporting medical
research, conducting clinical trials, and developing new surgical techniques
to help patients recover quickly, the National Institutes of Health, the
National Cancer Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention are helping lead the fight against prostate cancer.

During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we remember those who lost
the battle against prostate cancer, and we pray for their families and
friends. We also remember those living with prostate cancer, celebrate the
lives of survivors, and thank all the medical professionals who aid in these
victories. By continuing our fight against this disease, we will make our
Nation a healthier and more hopeful place.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2008 as National
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials,
businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, and the
people of the United States to reaffirm our Nation’s strong and ongoing
commitment to the fight against prostate cancer.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


SOURCE: White House Press Office

White House Press Office