Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer Awards Grant to Support Research at Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences today announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer to support research being conducted by Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr.

Goodman is an oncologist specializing in prostate and genitourinary cancers at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, and is a researcher with the College of Medicine at Roseman University’s Summerlin Campus. His laboratory is located in the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building in Summerlin.

“As a nonprofit university, Roseman deeply appreciates this grant in support of Dr. Goodman’s research efforts,” said University President Renee Coffman. “Contributions from generous businesses and foundations provide vital funding to Roseman researchers as they investigate illnesses that affect significant portions of our population and develop innovative therapies for diseases like prostate cancer.”

Goodman added, “The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer has a long tradition of helping men in Southern Nevada who are affected by prostate cancer and have financial needs. I’m privileged to receive this grant, and grateful for this support of our research efforts to find a cure for prostate cancer.”

The grant was funded by the proceeds of the 12th Annual Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer Poker and Golf Tournament. The annual event, typically held in early June, has raised more than $1,500,000 since it was first held in 2003. This year’s poker tournament was held on May 22nd followed by the golf tournament on May 23rd at Bali Hai.

The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer is dedicated to advancing medical research, supporting patients, and creating hope for the prostate cancer community.

The Foundation helps men who need financial assistance for medical expenditures and other personal financial needs while being treated and dealing with prostate cancer issues. The Foundation also strives to motivate men to get tested for the disease as early detection greatly contributes to successful treatment.

Sapphire’s Managing Partner and creator of The Sapphire Foundation, Peter Feinstein, said, “Because I am fortunate to have survived prostate cancer, I personally aspire to educate the public about this disease and to help others affected by it. I love working with Sapphire Foundation charitable events, as it allows us to shed light on prostate cancer, while at the same time raising money to fight it and relieve some of the stress in dealing with it.”

The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer is a 501(c)(3) organization located at 3753 Howard Hughes Parkway, Ste. 220, Las Vegas, NV 89169. For more information, please call 702-556-2100, email info@sapphireprostatefoundation.org or visit www.SapphireProstateFoundation.org.