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Publication News 

Effect of a Behavioral Intervention to Increase Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Progression Among Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: The MEAL Randomized Clinical Trial”, by lead investigator Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, Department of Urology, is making news in the local, national, and international press.

Dr. Parsons and his co-authors designed The Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study (CALGB 70807 [Alliance]), the first randomized clinical trial to test the effect of dietary intervention on prostate cancer, and they report their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to Dr. Parsons, “These data indicate that, despite prevailing scientific and public opinion, eating more vegetables will not alter the course of prostate cancer. It will not, to the best of our knowledge, suppress or cure it.” He added, “However, while eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting more exercise may not cure cancer, it may keep the body stronger and healthier, which may help patients tolerate cancer treatments.”

Below are links to news articles about this important publication.

The New York Times
UC San Diego Health Newsroom
San Diego Union Tribune
U.S. News & World Report
The Buffalo News
Med India
Medical Research
Science Blog
The Medical News
Medical Xpress
The Science Times
Cure Today  


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Breakfast with Champions

Christopher J. Kane, MD, CEO, UC San Diego Physician Group cordially invites you to attend this year’s Breakfast with Champions.

Please join us for a virtual breakfast benefiting prostate cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

This year we’re excited to celebrate Mark Clayton, former Miami Dolphin and Green Bay Packer and a five-time Pro Bowl player. A favorite target of Dan Marino, Clayton is in the NFL’s top 50 for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He also holds Dolphins’ records for career pass receptions and TDs, as well as receiving yards in a single season. At one point in time, the Marino-Clayton tandem was the most prolific in NFL history.

Friday, September 25, 2020
9 - 10 a.m. PST
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 992 4405 7254

To register with your donation, please visit us online at

Spaces are limited. Kindly respond by
Friday, September 18

Tickets are offered in three tiers and are all fully tax-deductible. If you are unable to attend but want to be a champion for the cause by making a gift, please contact us at


Team up with nine friends to make an impact with gift of $5,000 or more (10 event tickets total)


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Join our team effort by making a gift of $250 or more (1 event ticket)

For questions, please contact 
(858) 349-7280 or

Event generously underwritten by Roger and Marilynn Boesky.

Tickets to Breakfast with Champions are 100% tax-deductible. Your charitable contribution supports prostate cancer research at UC San Diego. There are no benefits provided to you in exchange for the purchase of a ticket.

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