NFL players, medical experts, and sports personalities talk prostate cancer education and screening.
The American Cancer Society and National Football League teamed up to host “Crucial Catch LIVE Presented by Sleep Number,” a panel-style conversation that took place on Feb. 6, in Las Vegas, NV, ahead of Super Bowl LVIII which will be played on Feb. 11. “Crucial Catch LIVE” brought together current and former NFL players, medical experts, and sports personalities for an open conversation about prostate cancer. Watch the replay on ACS’ Facebook page.
Moderated by Brian Custer, two-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster (ESPN, Showtime Sports, Last Stand Podcast) and prostate cancer survivor, the panel discussion featured:
- Dr. Robert Winn, MD, American Cancer Society board member and Director, VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Mike Haynes, retired Las Vegas Raider and Pro Football Hall of Famer; prostate cancer survivor
- Rashad Jennings, retired New York Giants running back
- Will Gholston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end and 2023 American Cancer Society Sports Ambassador of the Year
- Brandon Bolden, Las Vegas Raiders running back, cancer survivor and American Cancer Society Sports Ambassador
After decades of declining rates, prostate cancer diagnoses have begun to rise again in recent years. The disease disproportionately impacts Black men, who have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with late-stage prostate cancer than other men, and therefore have higher mortality rates.