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Kelsey Dickson

In January 2014, the young life of a beloved daughter and devoted sister was cut short by a rare form of cancer known as Merkel Cell Carcinoma. At just 10 years old, Kelsey Dickson had a wonderfully vibrant personality. She loved to paint and draw with big dreams to one. Read More


David Emerson

David Emerson from PCF on Vimeo. David was diagnosed at age 42. His prostate cancer was aggressive and had metastasized to his bones and lymph nodes. In his blog he wrote: “… I’ve got it. My instant thought – I do not want to die, this is harder than I. Read More


Faith, Love, Hope, Win

Everyday Heroes With more than 20 successful events behind them, and many more on the brink, the Faith, Love, Hope, Win (FLHW) Foundation has raised more than $175,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The organization began when one man, David Emerson, was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. This man was. Read More

Young Investigator Award-Class of 2013

The PCF Young Investigator Award-Class of 2013 recipients are: 2013 Steve Wynn-PCF Young Investigator Emmanuel Antonarakis, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Mentors: Michael Carducci, MD and Jun Luo, PhD Project Title: Understanding mechanisms of response and resistance to abiraterone (Zytiga) and enzalutamide (Xtandi) in men with metastatic castration-resistant. Read More

Challenge Awards-Class of 2013

MOVEMBER-PCF CHALLENGE AWARDS, 2013 2013-2015 Movember-PCF Challenge Award ($1 Million) Project Title: Co-targeting the Cell Cycle and Androgen Signaling Axis via CDK4/6 Inhibition and Androgen Deprivation: A Novel Paradigm for treating Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate cancer Principal Investigator: Maha Hussain, MD (University of Michigan) Co-investigators: Felix Feng, MD (University of Michigan),. Read More


A New Diet to Quash Inflammation May Benefit Men’s Prostate Health

The anti-inflammatory diet is trending; could it help prevent prostate cancer or enhance survivorship? Recent evidence suggests: yes June 20, 2013 -- An unresolved question in prostate cancer research goes like this: Does microscopic inflammation of prostate cells lend to the eventual development of prostate cancer? And if so, could. Read More

Young Investigator Award-Class of 2012

The PCF Young Investigator Award-Class of 2012 recipients are: The 2012 Robbins Family – PCF Young Investigator Award Tarek Bismar, MD University of Calgary – Canada Dr. Bismar earned an MD degree from the University of Damascus and then performed two fellowships in surgical and genitourinary pathology at Wayne State University. Read More

Challenge Awards-Class of 2012

PCF selected the 9 2012 Challenge Awards out of 96 proposals from highly-qualified research teams at 70 prestigious cancer centers spanning 10 countries across the globe. Following an extensive peer review, consisting of an external advisory board, PCF selected the top research proposals for funding. These projects represent a range. Read More


PCF submits comments to USPSTF regarding PSA-based screening

November 8, 2011 Robert Cosby, Ph.D. Senior Coordinator U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 540 Gaither Road Rockville, MD 20850 Re: OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT– SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER–USPSTF RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT DRAFT Dear Dr. Cosby: This letter is to provide comments in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF). Read More

Young Investigator Award-Class of 2011

The PCF Young Investigator Award-Class of 2011 recipients are: The 2011 John F. Scarpa – PCF Young Investigator Award Joshi Alumkal, MD Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute In previous studies, Dr. Joshi Alumkal has shown that the LSD1 (Lysine-specific demethylase 1) protein is a driver of prostate. Read More