Women in Prostate Cancer Research

Women in Prostate Cancer Research

In honor of Women’s History Month, March 2017, we profiled several trailblazing PCF-funded female prostate cancer researchers who are working to find the cure and impact the lives of patients. Read below to learn more about what inspires these amazing women and what they are doing for patients and the field of prostate cancer research.

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The 2016 State of Science Report is Here

A new approach to target an 'undruggable' prostate cancer driver

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — New research suggests a novel strategy to target a genetic anomaly that occurs in half of all prostate cancers. When the genes TMPRSS2 and ERG relocate on a chromosome and fuse together,...

You can almost say that prostate cancer liberated me and freed me to not put things off...to live life as it is meant to be.

-Muhit Rahman, Survivor Muhit's story

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Prostate Cancer Foundation is Now "Curing Together"

Our mission is to cure prostate cancer once and for all, but we can’t do it alone.

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Prostate Cancer Screening and You

Nobody wants to think about cancer, especially prostate cancer. Nobody wants to get screened, and especially, nobody wants to even think about getting a rectal exam to check for prostate cancer. We get that.

Precision Screening

When Treatment Stops Working: Blame Resistance

When Treatment Stops Working:  Blame Resistance In the upside down world of prostate cancer, the good guys want to win the war and the bad guys are leading the resistance. Imagine Rick’s Café in Casablanca, except...

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Take Back Your Sex Life

Surgery or radiation treatment for localized prostate cancer doesn’t mean that your sex life has to be over. But a big part of this may be up to you – and it’s not just that part....

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African-American? What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

In the United States, men of African descent are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity.

African Descent

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Top Research Stories for 2016 Number 5

Identifying the new “weak spots” in the “soft underbelly” of the most aggressive forms of prostate cancer is the ultimate PCF R+D finding. In 2016, two PCF research teams of over 50 scientists studying a protein called N-Myc, found a major vulnerable new drug target.

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PCF identifies the most promising research ideas and attracts brilliant individuals and teams of scientists, early in their careers, to PCF’s Research Enterprise. By channeling resources directly to the world’s top scientific minds, PCF is able to cut through red tape, speed scientific breakthroughs and deliver new treatments to patients.

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Revolutionizing Research

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $670 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.

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