We realize that many of you who have been affected by prostate cancer, or whose loved ones have been affected by prostate cancer, might be wondering if special precautions need to be taken with the coronavirus pandemic unfolding.
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.
In 1993, PCF created a Competitive Awards program that revolutionized the evaluation and funding of prostate cancer research. Fortune magazine credited PCF with creating the “modern venture philanthropy” model for cancer research—citing the transformative power of PCF’s short grant applications and rapid funding. The awards empowered many young scientists to fill the pipeline...
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has raised more than $800 million in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 220 leading cancer centers in 22 countries around the world. Thanks in part to PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down more than 50% and countless more men are alive today as a result. PCF research now impacts more than 70 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine.