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05/27/2021

PyL PSMA PET Imaging:  Shining the Spotlight on Tiny Bits of Cancer

Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with high-risk prostate cancer.   Maybe you have already been treated for prostate cancer, but your PSA is starting to creep back up, which means that the treatment didn’t get all of the cancer – but maybe it’s just right there in the prostate area, easily targetable. Read More

05/17/2021

Millions of Cancer Screenings Missed During the Pandemic

When the U.S. suddenly went into lockdown in March of 2020, the delivery of health care was drastically changed. To protect patients and staff from exposure, to conserve valuable PPE, and, for some hospitals, to focus on caring for COVID patients, hospitals and clinics reduced non-emergency care. Prostate cancer screening. Read More

05/17/2021

Targeting PSMA: Amazing Potential (Part 1)

Nearly three decades ago, Neil Bander, M.D., now Director of Urological Oncology Research at Weill Cornell, saw the potential of a newly discovered molecule called PSMA to be used in two ways:  for imaging and also for precisely targeted treatment of prostate cancer.  Over the last few years, both aspects. Read More

05/11/2021

“Taking it to the next level:” Walking into remission

Need a reason to take PCF’s Go the Distance: 100 Miles in June challenge? Read one man’s story – then join us here. When Dick Cozza, now 76, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer over 18 months ago, he says his doctors were astonished. “They told me they’d never seen. Read More

05/10/2021

Stay Bone-Healthy

In addition to all the other rotten tricks advanced prostate cancer plays on a man, here’s a biggie:  It messes with your bones.  Moreover, androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and androgen receptor-blocking drugs can also raise your risk of bone fracture.  But there’s good news: you can do a lot to. Read More

05/03/2021

Prostate Cancer Treatment at the VA: One Veteran’s Journey

David Atkinson has lived his life in service: from West Point, to boots on the ground at Operation Desert Storm in 1991, to his free time spent as a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol. He’s always been “that” guy, the one you want to look over and find, by. Read More

05/02/2021

Statement from PCF CEO Dr. Jonathan Simons on the Importance of Prostate Cancer Screening

Screening for prostate cancer has been a controversial topic over the past several years, with some disagreement among medical professionals. Men may be understandably uncertain about whether and how to be screened—if they are even aware of the option. Guidance on PSA screening for prostate cancer has changed over time.. Read More

05/02/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 4:

If you are overweight, if you smoke, are sedentary, or if you eat a high-fat, high-carb, low-vegetable diet, you are doing prostate cancer a favor:  you’re making sure it has a very hospitable environment. “Cancer is also a chronic disease,” explains PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and. Read More

05/01/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 3:

“It might seem racist to say that cancer is different in Black men than it is in other men,” says PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  “But that couldn’t be further from the truth: it’s not about race. . Read More

04/30/2021

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 2:

Not only does prostate cancer tend to start at a younger age, and to be more aggressive, in some Black men: it also tends to start in a different part of the prostate!  And not only is it often in a different part (the anterior region of the prostate, behind. Read More