Eagles-Jefferson Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign


From Left to Right: Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper, Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, Dr. Leonard Gomella, Dr. Costas Lallas, Eagles alumni Bill Bergey and Eagles alumni Gary Cobb

The Philadelphia Eagles and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are excited to announce they are teaming up in the 2011 season to promote Prostate Cancer Awareness.

The two organizations have worked together since 2006 on the Tackling Breast Cancer initiative, and are launching the new prostate cancer campaign at the Eagles home-opener this Sunday against the Giants, designed to raise awareness of the disease and urge men to get screened.

To kick off their partnership,  the Eagles and Jefferson held a VIP event at the Lincoln Financial Field’s West Club on September 22.

Eagles president Joe Banner and Dr. Leonard Gomella, the Bernard W. Godwin, Jr. Professor of Prostate Cancer and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, addressed the a group of invited Premium and Corporate Clients.

On display was Jefferson’s surgical robot, the daVinci Si Surgical System. Physicians use the technology to perform a minimally invasive prostatectomy (removal of part or all of the prostate gland). With the robot-assisted surgery, patients get smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and faster recoveries.

Dr. Gomella explains Jefferson’s new surgical robot, the daVinci Si Surgical System