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03/23/2021

Atlanta Hawks Raise Almost $200k and Millions of Impressions to Support the Prostate Cancer Foundation With ‘Black History Month Assist Challenge’

ATLANTA – Prior to the tip of Thursday night’s Hawks game, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation presented a check totaling $185,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation as part of the team’s third annual Black History Month Assist Challenge. At the beginning of February, the Hawks Foundation pledged to donate $250 to... Read More

01/28/2021

Fifth Anniversary Blue Jacket Fashion Show Featuring Billy Porter, André Leon Talley, Mario Cantone, Mike Woods, Dominic Fumusa and More Goes Virtual to Raise Awareness and Funds for Prostate Cancer Research

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021  -- The fifth annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation will be held virtually—and with a newly personal approach—at 7:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 4, 2021, which is also World Cancer Day. Janssen Oncology, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of... Read More

01/11/2021

Promising new treatment strategy for men with drug-resistant prostate cancer

A new experimental drug could offer a promising approach to treating men with advanced prostate cancer which does not respond to existing treatments, or develops resistance to them, researchers report. Their study reveals the chemical structure of a new targeted drug known as CCS1477 and its method of action –... Read More

01/04/2021

Largest, most diverse ever study of prostate cancer genetics brings disparities into focus

"PCF has been funding research to understand and improve African American disparities in prostate cancer for more than 25 years. We believe that Dr. Chris Haiman’s research findings will lead to more effective prostate cancer precision screening strategies for men of West African ancestry. This is why PCF is partnering... Read More

12/01/2020

UCLA, UCSF gain FDA approval for prostate cancer imaging technique

The University of California's two nationally ranked medical centers, UCSF and UCLA, and their nuclear medicine teams have obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer a new imaging technique for prostate cancer that locates cancer lesions in the pelvic area and other parts of the body... Read More

11/09/2020

VA, Prostate Cancer Foundation to expand genetic services to Veterans through nursing research pilot initiative

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new nursing research and training collaboration with the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) focused on expanding the role of advanced practice registered (APRN) nurses in the genetic services workforce and the delivery of precision oncology patient care. The expansion includes the creation of... Read More

07/20/2020

Prostate Cancer Metastasis Linked to Revival of Dormant Molecular Program

When prostate cancer progresses to a more-dangerous metastatic state, it does so by resurrecting dormant molecular mechanisms that had guided the fetal development of the prostate gland but had been subsequently switched off, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study, an international collaboration with The Netherlands Cancer Institute, was published in Nature... Read More

05/30/2020

ASCO 2020: Blood Test Predicts Response to Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new blood test can predict how well men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to treatment and could replace some of the existing methods used to characterise and track the disease. The non-invasive test is less painful and cheaper than tissue biopsies and can help pick out men who... Read More

05/20/2020

Lynparza approved in the US for HRR gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer

AstraZeneca and MSD Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., US (MSD: known as Merck & Co., Inc. inside the US and Canada) today announced that Lynparza (olaparib) has been approved in the US for patients with homologous recombination repair (HRR) gene-mutated metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration... Read More

05/15/2020

Rubraca® (Rucaparib) Approved In The U.S. As Monotherapy Treatment For Patients With BRCA1/2-Mutant, Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (MCRPC) Who Have Been Treated With Androgen Receptor-Directed Therapy And A Taxane-Based Chemotherapy

Rubraca is the first PARP inhibitor approved in a prostate cancer setting Accelerated approval based on objective response rate (ORR) and duration of response (DOR) data from the TRITON2 clinical trial i 44% ORR (95% CI 31, 57) and median DOR not evaluable (95% CI 6.4, NE, range in months... Read More