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101Dinner Series

National prostate cancer and cancer events honor prostate cancer survivors and have been respectfully hosted by:

UM Sykvester
MD Anderson
Fox Chase



Prostate Cancer 101 Dinner Lecture Series

Program Organizers:
National Physician and Family Referral (NPFR)

Local and National Partners include: Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participants (CISCRP), National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer (NBLIC), National Human Genome Center at Howard University (NHGC), Coalition of African American Networks (CaAN), CBO Coalitions that are part of NPFR’s national network.

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Existing Partners:

NPFR Cancer 101 Dinner Lecture Series
In each targeted city, in collaboration with Medical Hosts, staff, local community leaders, ministers and distinguished community panel join celebrities in discussion on prostate cancer and cancer topics. These topics include community responsibility for education and participating in programs designed for prevention, discovery of treatment options, quality of life and other diseases which affect African Americans. . Hospital, public health and local Cancer Center and patient advocacy representatives serve as guest facilitators. Other related topics, which are discussed, include racial disparities in prostate cancer education and other diseases, which affect African Americans. NPFR will coordinate all annual follow-up with community leaders and organizations signing up for distribution of health education information from NPFR and it's Medical and Research partners.

CISCRP (Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation)
CISCRP as partner will help develop ongoing local public awareness programs, which highlight key education and outreach issues and education regarding the clinical research process.. Topics include a basic overview of the clinical trials process, risks, benefits, rights, protections, issues regarding informed consent, and the importance of minority participation in clinical research. Presenters include physicians, study staff and patients who have participated in clinical research and studies.

NBLIC (National Black Leadership On Cancer)
As cancer information partners, NBLIC will provide surveys and educational information to better gauge attitudes which affect African Americans outreach for health education.

NHCG (National Human Genome Center)
Howard University's National Human Genome Center helps NPFR develop surveys to investigate social attitudes about cancer, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases which affect African American families. Various departments offer speakers and information on the importance of Human Genome Research Education to African Americans done by an African American University.

Proposed Partnership Collaboration Program:
NPFR will develop with its partners a joint customized program to be delivered as part of the NPFR Dinner/Lecture series on Cancer and other NPFR programs and events developed outreach education for Diseases affecting African Americans.

Audiences: African American males, African American families

Physicians, study staff, community leaders (political, spiritual) community health representatives, Partner representatives, health education experts, prostate cancer and cancer survivors, study volunteers.

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The Cancer Survivor Guide Series (and Prostate Cancer 101 Survivor Guide Seminar) is part of a community-based partnership which utilizes community resources, leaders and networks to educate community and media participants about cancer and the importance of clinical trials education. NPFR has in place PC CaAN (Prostate Cancer Coalition of African American Networks), and CBO Coalitions for ongoing distribution of educational materials, articles, speakers and African American health resources.

"What an absolute joy it is to recognize and discuss with you the plans and progress of the National Physician & Family Referral Project in establishing a coherent network of community-based contacts for partnering in human genome research. I am especially excited by your plans to develop the Community-Based Organizations Coalition to promote and increase the participation of African Americans in biomedical research projects. Congratulations also on your success initiating the web-based physicians and African American families database as a resource for connecting "grass-roots" community based organizations with the biomedical research community and the new Prostate Cancer Survivor Guide Seminars Series.

Here's hoping that "your cup will overflow" and together we can empower our community to become partners in human genome research to FIND THE CAUSE of prostate cancer. Best wishes for continued success."

Georgia M. Dunston, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
The National Human Genome Center, Howard University


There are three community components in each event:

  1. Survey related to disease information and access
  2. Survey looking at knowledge and understanding; fears and apprehensions about clinical trials
  3. Follow-up programs for organizations who volunteer to be a part of the CBO Coalition to distribute, print, publish and circulate educational information about African American health issues and educational materials about clinical trials and disease and product breakthroughs.
NEW!! Prostate Cancer 101 Dinner Lecture Series

A NEW program designed for patient education featuring doctors, and pharmaceutical companies discussing prostate cancer treatment options, BPH, Erectile Dysfunction and quality of life.


Specialists in the field will provide education on research participation readily available in our community.

Background and Description of Program

50 Hoops and The National Physician and Family Referral (NPFR) Project has updated its program to address a broader scope of educational offerings related to Urological cancers affecting African Americans. The 2005 - 2006 community outreach includes prostate, kidney, colorectal, lung and breast cancers. Some of these cancers are becoming more prevalent among African American families, therefore, community participation in the educational process will be heavily addressed.

Over the past four years, 50 Hoops/NPFR has partnered and networked with dozens of African American and Cancer organizations to “help find the cause” of prostate cancer. Our partnership with the National Human Genome Center at Howard and other Human Genome Centers has offered us a vehicle for recruitment of African American families with a history of prostate cancer who volunteer to be a part of this historic undertaking.

Our four-year data clearly defines family history (of prostate cancer and other diseases) which affect African Americans. It is because of this data that NPFR’s outreach has expanded.

NPFR has developed an “in your face” approach to Urban cancer education and outreach, which is unmatched (in outreach scope) by any other organization targeting African Americans. Our partnerships with medical educational groups, hospitals, cancer organizations, celebrities, labor forces, State-wide African American Expos and conventions, allows us to communicate effectively among these networks.

In 2004, NPFR began forming ongoing CBO (Community Based Organization) Coalitions in cities with high African American populations, utilizing existing local cancer and community health organizations in our target communities. NPFR also formed "PC CaAN" (pronounced PC CAN), which stands for Prostate Cancer Coalition of African American Networks, which offers a strong base for educational grants targeting cancer and racial disparities.

The Prostate Cancer 101 Survivor Guide Seminar Series focuses upon these new community-based partnerships and will utilize all of it’s resources and networks to educate communities around the country about prostate and other cancers, and develop strategies for ongoing organizational education through constituencies.

These sessions will be facilitated by Medical Professionals, Local Celebrities, Survivors, their wives, and the widows of prostate cancer patients. Our objective is to encourage ongoing strategies for support of local strategies for revealing racial disparities which prevent individuals from taking the initiative to seek educational tools available within the community, and to begin to evaluate and coordinate this concept with participants.

The Survivor Guide Seminars bring in celebrities, community leaders, media and churches to promote education and "health" networking within their own organization. Also neighborhood outreach programs are encouraged and focus groups to gauge racial disparities. These tools will be designed to promote better communications between African Americans and health care organizations, utilizing local leader constituencies as substructure for this outreach.

The overall strategy includes (1) Educating key community and religious leaders , as community partners, to help design models for future community participation and engagement in this process through the Seminars. (2) Utilizing the NPFR 's Community Based Organizations (CBO Coalition) and the PC CaAN to resource these constituencies. (3) Educating Leaders' constituencies in acquisition of tools available within the health care system for understanding prevention and treatment options for prostate cancer.

Local Urologists and medical professionals working in hospitals and university medical centers in prostate cancer (and other ethnic diseases) will assist in facilitating this Series and helping to design better outreach to break down barriers of racial disparities within their communities.

A Health Fair component implemented within this Series will include a variety of screening and education about Urological cancers and diseases critically affecting African American health.



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Coalitions, Networks and Partnerships

As we move into our 10th Anniversary, we are proud to say that 50 Hoops has benefited many communities and saved hundreds of lives directly and indirectly.  Over the years, we have developed partnerships, networks and coalitions, which in 2008 – 2010 will expand into nation-wide coalitions for education and benefit of prostate cancer research.  Here are a few comments about 50 Hoops—AFTER we’ve left the community: Coalitions, Networks and Partnerships

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Basketball Tournament for:

  • Men aged 50+. Teams Play for trophies and prizes.
  • Men's/Women's Basketball: Men aged 30 – 49 play basketball to win customized trophy and prizes
  • Women, aged 21 – 39 also play for prizes and gifts.

Player Registration $15.00
Team Registration $50.00

Men’s Health – Focus on prostate cancer education, support groups and men’s health issues including colon cancer, impotence, exercise and fitness, featuring local prostate cancer survivors and physicians.
FREE prostate cancer screening on-site, hosted by local hospital.

Education – Information regarding breast and prostate cancer and their high incident rates within the same family, clinical trials education with Q&A; partnered with local Cancer networks.

Heroes, Heroines & Superstars:
Prostate Cancer Survivors, patients and their families are spotlighted at games and workshops to tell their story of fear (of screening, diagnosis), of learning about treatment options, and benefiting from their prostate cancer education.

NPFR Community Based Organization (CBO) Coalition. Prostate cancer networks and local coalitions united for medical and human genome research and education

NPFR PC CaAN (Prostate Cancer Coalition of African American Networks)


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Family Affair:

Local Honored Family: Three brothers, all from city/;state, who all have had prostate cancer, or breast, kidney, colon, bladder cancer. Their biological Sister(s) and/or wives who are cancer survivors will be the feature of the program.

This prototype will be used in all cities, utilizing local "Brothers" and NPFR sponsored celebrities for educational impact.

City Sponsor should provide a banner and educational materials related to Cancer, Cancer clinical trials and product development.


Time frame: 4 – 6 months prep time.

Media Outreach

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Identify core prostate cancer and African American community organizations to serve as a Coalition to focus on locating African American and Black families with history of prostate cancer. Through these Coalitions of local organizations, NPFR will facilitate direct collaboration with doctors and scientists working in National Human Genome Research. This community participation in the outcome of prostate cancer research is an historic undertaking, and has the endorsement of National Human Genome Center at Howard University and collaboration with dozens of other centers working on Prostate Cancer and other diseases which strongly affect the African American and Black communities across the country.

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