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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

Challenge Awards-Class of 2011

PCF vetted the 10 2011 Challenge Awards from a field of 59 research proposals from highly-qualified research teams at prestigious cancer centers around 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 of. Read More

Young Investigator Award-Class of 2010

The PCF Young Investigator Award-Class of 2010 recipients are: The 2010 LeFrak Family – PCF Young Investigator Award Himisha Beltran, MD Weill Cornell Medical College – New York, NY Dr. Beltran’s research will help define the genetic basis of a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer called neuroendocrine (small. Read More

Young Investigator Award Recipients—Class of 2008 (The Inaugural Class)

The PCF's Young Investigator awards are inspired by Donald S. Coffey, PhD, prostate cancer research director at Johns Hopkins for 40 years. He has mentored more than 50 scientists and physician-scientists and trained more than 30 of today's leading prostate cancer researchers. These awards provide career and project support for. Read More

Challenge Awards-Class of 2008

Translational research experts rigorously reviewed a wealth of proposals so PCF could provide Challenge Award funds to the top nine teams in less than 100 days. The Challenge Awards-Class of 2008, selected in nine categories of scientific investigation, are:   1. Progression Biomarkers Lead Investigator: Dr. Daniel Haber, Massachusetts General Hospital Project. Read More


Ali Torre

When legendary New York Yankees manager Joe Torre was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1999, there was an outpouring of sympathy and support from his fans, players and friends. But it was his wife Ali who was by his side through it all. “It really is a journey together, with. Read More


The Jones Family Legacy

One of the greatest risk factors for prostate cancer is family history—whether it is a father, grandfather, uncle, son or brother with the disease, the likelihood if facing with a diagnosis doubles. This risk is further increased if the cancer was diagnosed in a family member at a younger age,. Read More


Dana Jennings

For nearly 30 years, Dana Jennings, an editor for The New York Times, has written articles that recount the lives and events of people--occasionally during their time of crisis. His aim has been to inform the public about the world that surrounds them. However, when Dana was diagnosed with prostate. Read More