Prostate Cancer Canada Print Finger, 1 by McCann Canada

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Industry Charities, Foundations, Volunteers, Against Cancer
Media Print, Magazine & Newspaper
Market Canada
Agency McCann Canada
Chief Creative Officer Darren Clarke
Associate Creative Director Chris Paleczny
Executive Creative Director Josh Stein
Creative Director Scott Johnson
Art Director Scott Johnson, Erikson Melton, Chris Paleczny
Copywriter Taylor Mccarthy
Production Partners Film Company
Director Ben Dave
Released May 2018

Credits & Description

Client: Prostate Cancer Canada
Agency: McCann Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Darren Clarke
Executive Creative Director: Josh Stein
Associate Creative Director/Art Director: Chris Paleczny
Creative Director/Art Director: Scott Johnson
Art Director: Erikson Melton
Associate Creative Director/Writer: Taylor McCarthy
Media Strategists: Tamara Dawson, Cordell Vos
Public Relations: Caroline Murphy
Account Team: Sarah Lostracco, Susan Huggett
Producer: Jacqueline Bellmore
Digital Production:
Developers: Michael Harley, Edward Ganuelas
Quality Assurance: Jef Theysmeyer
Project Manager: Celane Chan
Chief Strategy Officer: Dustin Rideout
Graphic Artist: Jean-Pierre Goulet
Production Company: Partners Film
Director: Ben/Dave
Executive Producer: Gigi Realini
Line Producer: Andre Fitsialos
Director of Photography: Mikhail Petrenko
Editorial: Saints
Editor: Griff Henderson
Assistant Editor: Morgan Campbell
Executive Producer: Michelle Rich
Prost Production: Alter Ego
Colourist: Clinton Homuth
Colour Assistant: Erik Bayley
VFX Artist: David Whiteson
VFX Assistant: Sebastian Boros
Executive Producer: Hilda Pereira
Producer: Katie Methot
Audio House: Grayson Matthews
Executive Producer: Kelly McCluskey
Director: Tom Westin
Engineers: Brian Bernard, Chris Masson
Photography: Fuze Reps
Photographer: Adrian Armstrong
Executive Producer: Daniela Favot
Assistant: Ian Perch
Audio House: BoomBox Sound
Casting: Mann Casting
Published: May 2018
Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) - where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test - which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
In order to raise awareness and encourage men to get checked Prostate Cancer Canada is testing the Famous Fingers Collection (a line of latex gloves) modeled after famous fingers to research which men prefer. Famous Fingers like that of Babe Ruth, Otis Redding, Abraham Lincoln, or others. The collection can be viewed at and is designed to trigger a broader discussion around a serious topic that men traditionally prefer to avoid.
One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and more than 4,000 men were estimated to die from the disease in 2017, but that story is changing. Since 2001, that number has been decreasing by an average of 3.3% per year, largely attributed to early diagnosis and better treatment options. Men in their 40s are encouraged to get a baseline PSA test and those at a higher risk for prostate cancer should talk to their doctor even before age 40.
While elevated PSA levels don’t always signify prostate cancer, they often do. Generally, prostate cancer exhibits no symptoms at an early stage and it is at this stage that the PSA tests paired with the DRE can be a valuable tool to alert men to the presence of prostate cancer when longer term survival rates are at their highest – close to 100 per cent, five years after a diagnosis.