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2008 Prostate Cancer Retreat Available Online

More Than 40 Presentations Representing the Latest Developments in Prostate Cancer Research are Featured on pcf.org

November 25, 2008 -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has made presentations from its 2008 Scientific Retreat available online. The PCF’s annual retreat provides a forum to review advances in prostate cancer research aimed at reducing death and suffering from this prevalent men’s disease. The three-day event was held in October at Incline Village, Nevada, and was attended by 293 of the world’s leading physicians and scientists engaged in prostate cancer research.

The presentations, accompanied by presenter voiceovers, can be reviewed by going to: http://www.prostatecancerfoundation.org/scientificretreat. Free Adobe™ Flash and Adobe Reader™ downloads are provided on the site.

“The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Annual Scientific Retreat is a unique conference. It provides a collaborative environment to share new data that might accelerate solutions for prostate cancer,” explained Dr. Howard Soule, executive vice president and chief scientist for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “It is the most sought-after invitation in the world for prostate cancer scientists. Each year we receive more requests for an invitation than we can accommodate.

“We are pleased to make the meeting presentations available to a broader audience and hope that this online distribution will support our mission to accelerate scientific exchange, discovery and development,” added Soule.


About the Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research focused on discovering better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $370 million and provided funding to more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 200 institutions worldwide. The PCF also advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more governmental research funds. PCF advocacy has helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer since 1994. More information about prostate cancer and the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.

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