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03/02/2017

Study by PCF-Young Investigator identifies how cancer cells may develop resistance to FGFR inhibitors

Columbus, Ohio - A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James) has identified a mechanism by which cancer cells develop resistance to a class of drugs called fibroblast growth factor.

02/13/2017

PCF-Funded Research at the Cleveland Clinic Identifies how to Reverse Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance

A Cleveland Clinic research team has uncovered a biological pathway that renders a common prostate cancer drug useless and, for the first time, restored the drug’s cancer-killing power in human prostate cancer tumor cells grown in mice. Results from the study were published online today in the medical journal, eLife..

12/20/2016

Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Prostate Cancer Foundation Announce Their Commitment to Support the Blood Profiling Atlas in Cancer

In alignment with VP Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, the Blood PAC formed in October 2016 to support progress towards patient benefit through research.

10/24/2016

Genetic Counseling Center Dedicated To Advanced Prostate Cancer Opens In Seattle

Prostate cancer is one of the most heritable forms of cancer. Hereditary mutations in “DNA repair” genes – BRCA1, BRCA2, and others – which are best known for their association with breast and ovarian cancer predisposition, are now known to be associated with advanced prostate cancer. In fact, ~12% of.

08/30/2016

The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2016 Coffey-Holden Prostate Cancer Academy Meeting Accelerates Advances In The Understanding And Treatment Of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has a legacy of not only funding the most impactful research in prostate cancer, but also creating new infrastructures, global knowledge networks, and research initiatives that support and accelerate prostate cancer research towards better treatment for advanced prostate cancer patients. For the past four years,.

07/19/2016

Did PSA Test’s Decline Spur Rise in Prostate Cancers?

Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in 2009 recommended that the PSA test.

07/19/2016

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Cases Skyrocket Increase May Be Due To More Lax Screening Or More Aggressive Disease

Highest increase among men ages 55 to 69, who could benefit the most from screening and early treatment. Disease is more advanced when finally diagnosed. "Screening saves lives," urologists stress. "If I were a patient, I would want to be vigilant." Chicago -- The number of new cases of metastatic.

07/15/2016

New study finds one in nine men with metastatic prostate cancer carry inherited mutations in DNA repair genes with important implications for treatment and for cancer risk in family members

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8pjv5M7G58U Cancer, the uncontrolled growth of cells, is caused by the acquisition of genetic mutations that allow cells to evade the normal biological laws governing when and where they can grow in the body. Mechanisms that maintain the accuracy of our genomes are critical for preventing cells from collecting mutations.

07/07/2016

INHERITED GENETIC MUTATIONS FOUND IN 12% OF MEN WITH METASTATIC PROSTATE CANCER

Mutations in 16 different DNA damage repair (DDR) genes have been identified as drivers of metastatic prostate cancer and other tumors, but are rare in the general population Approximately 12% of men with metastatic prostate cancer harbor inherited (germline) DDR mutations that likely caused their disease, even if they have.

06/24/2016

A NEW GENOMIC CLASSIFIER ENABLES DIAGNOSIS OF THE AGGRESSIVE NEUROENDOCRINE SUBCLASS OF TREATMENT-RESISTANT PROSTATE CANCER

June 24, 2015 -- Tumor cells are continuously evolving to adapt to selective pressures introduced by changing host factors and the administration of new therapies. Following treatment with second-generation anti-androgen therapies abiraterone acetate (Zytiga®) and enzalutamide (Xtandi®), prostate tumors inevitably develop resistance and progress to lethal disease. Anti-androgen therapy-resistant prostate.