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Progress Report: Cory Abate-Shen, Ph.D

Investigator: Cory Abate-Shen, PhD–Professor of Urology and Pathology, Director of Research, Department of Urology, Associate Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Identification of Oncogenic Pathways Conserved from Mouse to Man Dr. Abate-Shen’s research goals are to identify new molecules that drive prostate cancer progression. Her approach to this. Read More


PCF-Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) As part of its aggressive plan to fund and accelerate research—and to speed the results to patients worldwide—PCF has invested more than $45 million in a consortium of 13 leading cancer centers, featuring some of the world’s most respected prostate cancer clinical. Read More

Progress Reports

As part of the award agreement, investigators are expected to make routine progress reports. Members of PCF’s Science Department regularly meet with the award winners to check in on their research. Please check back for new reports as they will be posted as processed. 2009 Creativity Award Reports Cory Abate-Shen, PhD Shelton Earp,. Read More


A Labor of Brotherly Love and a Passion for a Cause

Over the past 7 years, the city of Philadelphia has become a renowned leader in immuno-oncology. Philadelphia’s success in this pioneering field, which harnesses patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer, has been a source of inspiration for real estate developer Neal Rodin, who has parlayed his entrepreneurial spirit into. Read More


A New Generation of Researchers Pioneers Life Saving Solutions

PCF's Young Investigator Program gives recent MDs and PhDs the opportunity to conduct breakthrough research at a critical point in their careers as professional scientists. For these researchers, the first 7 or so years following the conferral of the terminal degree is a precarious and uncertain time. Academic positions are in. Read More

Questions to Ask Before Starting Chemotherapy

Since my PSA is rising again, do we discontinue the androgen deprivation therapy ("hormone therapy")? Why or why not? Are there additional hormone therapy approaches that we should explore? Should I get a bone scan or CT scan to determine if the cancer has spread to my bones? What will. Read More

What Can Go Wrong With the Prostate: Cancer, BPH, and Prostatitis

Prostate cancer isn't the only health issue that can develop with the prostate. Learn about the three most common prostate problems. Read More

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Recurrence of Prostate Cancer

When it is caught early, prostate cancer is usually curable. However, some men may see a return of their cancer after approximately 5 years. Generally, this will be noticed because of a rising PSA, and your doctor may recommend more treatment. Here are a few questions to ask your doctor before. Read More

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Advanced Stage

If you have been diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer (cancer that has metastasized beyond the prostate), your cancer may not be curable at this time, but treatments may slow the progression of the disease. A goal of oncology is for patients to "be there for the cure." You want to. Read More

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Early Stage Prostate Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer (cancer is only found in the prostate and has not spread to other organs or lymph nodes), there are a variety of treatment options to consider, and information to take into account before making any decisions. You want to be. Read More