Men's Health Network (Washington) has launched an educational campaign informing men of their risk for breast cancer. Launched during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “Dare to Be Aware: Men and Breast Cancer” helps break down barriers that can prevent men from getting early diagnosis and treatment.

"Most men don't consider breast cancer a possibility, so they may easily mistake suspicious symptoms such as visible lumps for other problems, or ignore them entirely until it's too late," said Jean Bonhomme, MD, board of directors, Men's Health Network. "We're urging men to acknowledge their risk for the disease and take action when they see the signs — it could save their lives."

To address this need, as part of the “Dare to Be Aware” program, the Men's Health Network has developed an online portal to educate men about breast cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment options. The web site, www.menshealthnetwork.org, has resources including downloadable instructions for a breast self-exam and a fact sheet on male breast cancer.

Men's Health Network is a non-profit educational organization comprised of physicians, researchers, public health workers, and individuals.

Cardiogenesis moves into new facility

Cardiogenesis (Irvine, California) moved into a new corporate office and light manufacturing facility in Irvine. The company had previously announced it was taking steps to improve its overall operating efficiency. Joseph Kletzel II, chairman/CEO explained, "Our new facility supports our operating objectives for growth and efficiency going forward. At the same time, we expect that this move will reduce our overall facility costs by over 50% or approximately $300,000 on an annualized basis." Cardiogenesis makes surgical products for angina-relieving procedures.

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