Discovery Drive, November 2015
The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer is dedicated to advancing medical research, supporting patients, and creating hope for the prostate cancer community.
Founded by Peter Feinstein and headquartered in Las Vegas, the Foundation’s primary mission is to help men who need financial assistance for medical expenditures and other financial needs while being treated for prostate cancer. The Foundation also endeavors to encourage men to get tested for the disease, for early detection contributes greatly to successful treatment and positive patient outcomes.
Peter Feinstein, Sapphire’s Managing Partner and creator of The Sapphire Foundation, notes, “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.”
In addition to its support of men with prostate cancer, The Sapphire Foundation also awards an annual grant to an investigator conducting important research in prostate cancer. Recently, Roseman University’s College of Medicine was once again selected to receive a research grant in support of work being conducted by Dr. Oscar Goodman, Jr.
Dr. Goodman is an oncologist specializing in prostate and genitourinary cancers at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada https://aucasinosonline.com/, in addition to being an Associate Professor of (Internal Medicine / Biomedical Sciences?) at Roseman University. Dr. Goodman’s laboratory is housed at the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Cancer Research Building at Roseman’s Summerlin Campus.
“As a nonprofit university, Roseman is very grateful to the Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer for again selecting Dr. Goodman’s laboratory as the recipient of this grant,” said University President Renee Coffman. “Contributions from generous businesses and foundations are critically important to Roseman researchers. Grants and private contributions help accelerate and make possible both new discoveries and the development of innovative therapies for diseases like prostate cancer.”
Dr. Goodman adds, “The Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer does wonderful work to help men in Southern Nevada who are affected by prostate cancer. I’m honored and humbled by this additional grant to support our research efforts to eradicate prostate cancer.”
The grant was funded by the proceeds of the12th Annual Sapphire Foundation for Prostate Cancer Poker and Golf Tournament. The annual event, traditionally scheduled for early June, has raised more than $1,500,000 since it was first held in 2003. Dr. Goodman was also the keynote speaker for the Golf Tournament Dinner, discussing the complexities of prostate cancer and the progress he is making in his research and clinical trials.
Are you interested in supporting Dr. Goodman’s research as well? Call (702) 802-2830 or visit www.Roseman.edu/giving.