USC Hosts the 2nd Annual L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K Benefitting Prostate Cancer Research and Treatment November 6, 2011

The USC Institute of Urology and USC Norris Cancer Hospital announced the 2nd Annual L.A. Prostate Cancer 5K race scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2011 will be hosted by George Gray, announcer for “The Price is Right”. The 5K is open to all levels of runners, joggers and walkers, and will be held at the University of Southern California, starting at 8:30 a.m.


The 5K was created to raise awareness about prostate cancer – the most common cancer among men aside from skin cancer – affecting more than two million men in the United States who are currently living with the disease right now. Because of the lack of knowledge and concern with the potential side effects of the treatment process, many men avoid treatment – despite effective therapy. About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.


“USC is honored to host this second annual 5K to benefit those affected by prostate cancer," said C. L. Max Nikias, president of USC.  "Our support reflects the USC community's determination to bring this important health issue to the fore, as well as our ongoing commitment to advancing cancer research, prevention, and treatment."


Alongside KABC and Clear Channel Radio, the 5K supports the growing need to promote research for furthering the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. All proceeds and donations from this event will be dedicated to prostate cancer research at USC.


“Last year, more than 232,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed,” said Dr. Inderbir S. Gill, professor and chairman of the USC Institute of Urology. “One new case of prostate cancer occurs every three minutes and a man dies from it every 19 minutes. Treatment is most effective when diagnosed early on, and early detection can save lives. Today, 2.2 million live with the disease.”


Celebrities expected to attend: George Gray (Announcer for “The Price is Right”), Kim Lyons (The Biggest Loser), Dana Wilkey (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Nick Young (NBA – Washington Wizards), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Stephen Bishop (Moneyball), Mayra Leal (Arena), George Lazenby (James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Stefanie von Pfetten (Hallmark's Goodnight For Justice), Vanessa Branch (Orbit Gum Girl), Jared Kusnitz (Prom), Joe Slaughter (Step Up 3D), Suzanne Sena (The Onion News Network), Scott Leibfried (Hell’s Kitchen), Tony Longo (Mulholland Dr.), Leroy Dixon (Olympian athlete), Rodney Martin (Olympian athlete), Danny Arroyo (Into the Night), Aldo Gonzalez (Sons of Anarchy), Danika Yarosh (A Christmas Wedding Tail), Zach Callison (Rock Jocks), Al B. Sure! (Multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer), Zachary Alexander Rice (Volkswagen Bug Piñata Boy), Jennessa Rose (Glee 3D Concert Movie), Temara Melek (Modern Family), Urbalist (artist and emcee), Wes Stevens (founder of Vox), Julianna Rose (Khumba), Jason Rosell (Fortune), Dannon Green (Hired Gun), Ali Vincent (host of Live Big with Ali Vincent) and many more…


Health Expo

In addition to the 5K, there will be a health expo where attendees will learn the latest in prostate cancer treatments and research. The da Vinci robot will be on display highlighting the advanced surgical treatment system for cancer. Other activities will include live entertainment from Urbalist, singer/songwriter Sarah Lonsert and DJ Aaron Colbert (A.C.). Participants at the health expo will receive free giveaways.


5K Registration

For more information about the 5K and to register, please visit

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About USC Norris Cancer Hospital

USC Norris Cancer Hospital is dedicated to the exclusive treatment of cancer patients and research. The Hospital is a part of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The USC Institute of Urology’s physicians, post-graduate residents and fellows provide a complete range of specialty care to deliver comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for urologic disorders. The institute’s urologists are among the more than 500 physicians who make up the doctors of USC and are also faculty members of the renowned Keck School of Medicine of USC.


About the USC Institute of Urology

The USC Institute of Urology provides a complete range of sub-specialties, delivering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for urologic disorders. The Institute is comprised of 20 full-time faculty and over 30 post-graduate residents and fellows, all committed to providing exceptional patient care in the Institute’s eight specialty centers.


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