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Mitchell Sokoloff leading efforts on prostate cancer awareness in Central Mass.

UMass Medical School Communications

April 05, 2018
  Mitchell Sokoloff, MD

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD

Mitchell Sokoloff, MD, chair and professor of urology, will join legislators and medical professionals at the 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day taking place Thursday, April 12, at the Massachusetts State House to recognize prostate cancer as a public health priority.

“Our goal is to be sure that prostate cancer is on minds of every politician in the state, and that they’re doing everything they can to make sure there’s funding for diagnosis, treatment, research, education, access and awareness,” said Dr. Sokoloff, who is board certified in urology, with clinical specialties in the treatment of prostate, kidney and testis cancer. His expertise includes robotic prostatectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, nephron-sparing partial nephrectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, with a focus on the management of high risk, locally advanced and recurrent prostate, kidney and testis cancer.

The event, hosted by the AdMeTech Foundation, will include a keynote address by House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a panel discussion, a session on recent innovation in patient care and exhibits on prostate health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sokoloff, who is a tireless advocate for increased access to care and awareness of prostate health, will discuss his outreach efforts in the Worcester region, especially among men of African descent as they have the highest risk for prostate cancer.

“Worcester County has the highest rates of prostate cancer and highest death rates for the disease in the state, especially in African American and immigrant populations,” said Sokoloff. “We go out to churches, civic events and colleges to reach and educate men about prostate cancer.”

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