More than 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. We encourage all men and the women who care about them to make a gift to the Blue Boxer Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Now is an especially good time! Gifts made today will be matched by Absopure — doubling their impact.
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to one of one the world’s top prostate cancer research teams. We are leading the way in the development of new lifesaving therapies, making many of the most important prostate cancer discoveries in recent history. Pioneering a personalized approach to treatment, we are identifying new methods to understand the unique and complex nature of each person’s disease.
The Blue Boxer Prostate Cancer Research Fund is accelerating breakthroughs as we strive to bring personalized oncology to patients in Michigan and around the world within the next decade.
For information about prostate cancer care and research at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit mcancer.org/prostate-cancer. To learn more about supporting prostate cancer research and the match from Absopure, which has committed $100,000 to this effort, please contact:Michigan Medicine
In 2006, a patient with stage 3 prostate cancer checked in for his first radiation therapy treatment. He was asked to change into a hospital gown and relax in the waiting room. He was instantly uncomfortable.
The second day, he walked out of the changing room in flip flops, a T-shirt and his ornate Patagonia boxer shorts. He made it a habit and one day, two other men were sitting in their boxers. The next time, a few more. With a simple wardrobe change, these men claimed control over their prostate cancer. The care team at U-M deemed them "the Boxer Boys."
Inspired to make a difference, a group of patients soon established the Blue Boxer Prostate Cancer Research Fund using blue boxers as a symbol of solidarity in the face of prostate cancer. Today the fund is promoting prostate cancer research, education and advocacy. We encourage all men to get screened and learn more about the disease — and we encourage everyone to take on prostate cancer with us to improve and save lives.