Vice-President—Ramon Luciano, Jr.

Ramon Luciano, Jr.
Ramon Luciano, Jr.

As the son of a prostate cancer survivor, Ramon began talking to his doctor early about prostate cancer. Upon reaching the age of 40, he immediately began screening for the disease. Ramon was later diagnosed with prostate cancer, but through early detection Ramon was successfully treated. "I 'm very open and willing to share my experience. The only way to prevent cancer is through education", says Ramon, who is now a five-year prostate cancer survivor. Ramon is an original founding member of MANUP Buffalo. Ramon, who worked as a public safety officer for world-renowned Roswell Park Cancer Institute for several years, recounts as one of his daily duties, he was called to oversee security for the laboratories where PSA test was developed. “I never knew that one day the important research being done to test for prostate cancer would one day save my life!” Ramon is very passionate about prostate cancer awareness and continues to conduct presentations in the community in English and in Spanish. Being knowledgeable about the effects of prostate cancer within the Latino community and has a Latino prostate cancer survivor he continues to educate those in his community about the disease.