MANHATTAN BEACH, California (MMD Newswire) July 24, 2012 -- The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) announced the release of the first cloud-based prostate cancer early detection system - ProstateTracker.
PCAP's ProstateTracker is free to everyone. Men simply enter their annual PSA (prostate specific antigen) test results into ProstateTracker and the system graphs any change in PSA value from the previous year so that it is instantly visible.
A rising PSA may be nothing to worry about, but it may also be indicative of prostate cancer, especially in younger men. ProstateTracker is completely free and does not identify account users by name so there is no concern about information privacy.
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project's goal is to have one million men worldwide using the system by 2017.
"There continues to be an ongoing controversy about the value of the PSA test as a screening tool," according to Robert Hess, Founder and President of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, and himself a nine-year prostate cancer survivor.
"What is not in question, however, is that there are more new cases of prostate cancer each year (approximately 240,000) than breast cancer - and that almost 30,000 American men die each year from prostate cancer."
According to Hess, "More than 1 million men have died from prostate cancer since President Richard M. Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 and declared the "War on Cancer." "That is more men than have died in combat in every war the United States has ever been involved in, including Iraq and Afghanistan."
"Until medical science can find reliable tests to distinguish between agressive and non-agressive prostate cancer," says Hess, "men need a simple early detection system so that, should they be diagnosed with prostate cancer, their prostate cancer is detected early, when it is most treatable. Right now, the PSA test and ProstateTracker together are the 'coalmine canary' that men need but has never been available."
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, although it does not give medical advice, recommends that men begin PSA testing at age 35 and personally track their PSA values each year using ProstateTracker.
ProstateTracker is based on the TrakPointe task tracking solution developed by TSG, Inc. of Santa Monica, CA.
About The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is a registered 501 c)(3) non-profit based in Manhattan Beach, California and Mt. Sidney, Virginia.
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