Genetic Testing

Thanks to research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, we now know that some prostate cancers are caused by genetic mutations. In 12%-20% of families, certain cancer-causing genes are passed down from mothers and fathers to sons and daughters. These are referred to as germline genetic mutations. A genetic mutation. Read More

Tumor Sequencing

If you have had surgery to remove a prostate cancer tumor, having your tumor genetically sequenced may provide your doctors with more insight into the causes of your cancer and your subsequent treatment plan. So far, scientists have identified approximately 20 known genetic mutations and pathways that cause or accelerate. Read More

In Memory of Richard L. Starkey

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) joins our friends and partners at Major League Baseball in mourning the loss of Richard L. Starkey.   The Starkey family has suggested that contributions be made to PCF in lieu of flowers. If you would like to do so online, please utilize the blue. Read More

How to Be Your Own Best Advocate

Alan Gelband has an undetectable PSA.  Two years after robotic prostatectomy for organ-confined prostate cancer, he has come through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, and life is good.  But he will never forget what it was like during that time, and because of that, he shares what he has learned with. Read More


A New Lease on Life

Part I:  A New Lease on Life (pun intended) Are you the kind of person who thinks things happen for a reason?  Len Bellavia wasn’t.  He’s more like your classic mover and shaker - the kind of guy who knows everyone, who people listen to – because it’s so clear. Read More

Annual Scientific Retreat Archive

The Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat is the foremost scientific conference in the world on the biology and treatment of prostate cancer. The diversity, novelty, and extremely high impact of the topics presented as well as the diversity and excellence of the invited attendees make this a unique conference.. Read More

The 25th Annual Scientific Retreat

The 25th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat will be held from October 25-27, 2018, at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA.  PCF Young Investigator Day will be held on October 24, 2018 for 2014-2018 PCF Young Investigators. This event is the foremost scientific conference in the world on. Read More


The Long, Wet Road Back to Normal

Incontinence after radical prostatectomy sucks. But for nearly all men, it goes away. For the very small percentage in whom it doesn’t, there is help. JP Mac (John P. McCann) is an Emmy award-winning animation writer who worked for Warner Bros. and Disney, and a novelist.  He is also very. Read More


Thank You

To our PCF Community, we want to say THANK YOU. Thanks to your support during the end of 2017, we were able to meet the full amount of our matching grant challenge. This means more funding for research in 2018 and hopefully more breakthroughs in the next few years. In. Read More


The 10 Most Read Stories of 2017 on

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2017 on In case you missed these, here are the 10 top read articles read by our audience in 2017: When Treatment Stops Working: Blame Resistance Take Back Your Sex Life Five Foods to Protect your Prostate You’ve Got Prostate Cancer. Now what?. Read More