Arch Cancer Care-St. Louis Urological Surgeons Participates in Second Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Runners and walkers can register to support prostate cancer research,
education and advocacy

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arch
Cancer Care
St.
Louis Urological Surgeons
, one of Missouri’s largest urology groups
and a practice in The
US Oncology Network
, is calling on runners and walkers to register
for the second annual ZERO
Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
, taking place on September 27 at Creve
Coeur Park. For more information or to sign up for the event, visit the
event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zerotheendofprostatecancerstlouis.

“Last year during our inaugural run/walk, participants raised more than
$60,000 for prostate cancer research, education and advocacy,” said
Heather Eissler, medical assistant with Arch Cancer Care and race
director for the St. Louis region. “We are asking the community to help
us exceed that goal this year so that more lives can be saved from
prostate cancer in the future.”

This year, 3,900 men from Missouri are expected to be diagnosed with
prostate cancer. Imagine the impact to families and loved ones if these
men were all detected early, vastly improving their odds of survival.

“It’s exciting that half of the funds raised will stay right here in our
community to help our patients, and the other half is invested in
national research as well as patient testing and educational programs,”
said Eissler. “This is important because, other than skin cancer,
prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men.
In fact, one out of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
during his lifetime. We are working hard to change this through
prevention, screening, education and state-of-the-art treatment.”

The run/walk will include a 5K and 10K race as well as a Kids Superhero
Dash for Dad. This year, the race will also feature a performance by
ZERO spokesman, Nashville recording artist and former American Idol
contestant Jimmy Charles, who will be in attendance to perform his new
song “Superman,” an anthem dedicated to cancer patients and survivors.

Additionally, ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and Arch Cancer Care-St.
Louis Urological Surgeons hosted a prostate cancer awareness day at the
St. Louis Cardinals game on July 24. Five hundred tickets were sold, and
all proceeds went to ZERO Prostate Cancer.

About Arch Cancer Care-St. Louis Urological Surgeons

St. Louis Urological Surgeons was founded in 1935 with the goal of
delivering high-quality urological care to the St. Louis area. Today the
tradition of excellence continues. The practice now includes 13
physicians providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary urological care
from six convenient locations. In 2009, the practice partnered with Arch
Cancer Care to create a unique centralized facility that specializes in
the multidisciplinary management of prostate cancer.

Physicians are highly-trained, board-certified urologic surgeons and
radiation oncology specialists who are graduates of some of the most
prestigious educational centers in the country. They participate in
extensive continuing medical education and have been consistent leaders
in the introduction of innovative treatments to the local community. The
practice is committed to providing the latest urological procedures and
treatments and has invested in state-of-the-art radiation and robotic
technologies.

Patients receive treatment in convenient, comfortable community-based
facilities close to home. Treatment locations are easy to find with
close parking and offices that are patient-friendly with minimal walking
required, unlike some large hospitals which can be difficult for
patients to navigate. Appointments and treatments are completed
efficiently, with the patient’s schedule always in mind. Additionally,
treatment is usually more cost-effective than in a hospital setting.

Arch Cancer Care-St. Louis Urological Surgeons is united in healing with
The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of
integrated community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing
high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. As an affiliate of The US
Oncology Network, the practice is united with 1,000 physicians
nationwide. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com

Arch Cancer Care is located at 12855 North Forty Drive at the exit of
Mason and Highway 64/40. To make an appointment or referral, call
314-523-5444. To learn more about the practice, visit www.stlurology.com
and www.archcancercare.com.

About ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization
with the mission to end prostate cancer. As a leader in the fight
against prostate cancer, ZERO advances research, encourages action, and
provides education and support to men and their families. ZERO’s premier
programs include the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk, the largest men’s
health event series in America. We are a 501c3 charity recognized with
four stars by Charity Navigator, a Better Business Bureau member, and 97
cents of every dollar donated goes to research and programs. For more
information, visit www.zerocancer.org.

Contacts

The US Oncology Network
Claire Crye, 281-825-9927
Claire.Crye@usoncology.com