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08/02/2017

Comprehensive sequencing program shows promise of precision medicine for advanced cancer

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, August 2, 2017 — The average metastatic cancer has more genetic mutations than are seen in early stage tumors, a new study finds. What that means: To make precision medicine a reality in cancer care, you need a real-time, comprehensive approach that looks at the metastatic tumors... Read More

07/10/2017

Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces 2017 Young Investigator Award Recipients

SANTA MONICA, CA, July 10, 2017 -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced its 2017 Young Investigator (YI) Awards, which support early career scientists who are focused on accelerating the delivery of life-extending and life-saving therapies for men living with prostate cancer. The YI Awards provide three years of... Read More

06/19/2017

New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer

Test picks out men for treatment, detects early signs of resistance and monitors cancer’s evolution over time Advance is part of strategic push to overcome cancer evolution and drug resistance   LONDON, June 18, 2017  - Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate... Read More

06/03/2017

Abiraterone Delays Metastatic Prostate Cancer Growth by 18 Months, Extends Survival

ASCO Perspective “For men who are diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, treatment has evolved into more effective approaches, first with chemotherapy and now with abiraterone,” said Sumanta Kumar Pal, MD, ASCO Expert. “This is good news because using abiraterone could help many people live longer with fairly few additional side... Read More

06/01/2017

Prostate Cancer Foundation and Major League Baseball Launch Annual Home Run Challenge to Defeat Prostate Cancer

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are launching the annual Home Run Challenge on June 1, and running through Father's Day, June 18, in all 30 MLB ballparks throughout the United States and Canada. For the first time, all MLB... Read More

05/17/2017

Many vs Cancer, the First Major Global Crowdfunding Initiative to Defeat Prostate Cancer, Launches Today

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced the launch of Many vs Cancer (MvC), its first global fundraising initiative that is harnessing the collective power of those touched by prostate cancer with the scientists working to defeat it. MvC aims to empower patients,... Read More

05/17/2017

Study finds genetic difference in prostate cancer in African-Americans

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute News Release May 17,2017 The genomic discovery may partly explain why prostate cancer is more aggressive in black men Scientists say more blacks and other under-represented groups should be included in genomic studies to enable precision medicine  BOSTON –– A new genomic study has identified prostate cancer... Read More

05/11/2017

Scientists Identify Biomarkers to Guide Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

University of California San Francisco News Release May 11, 2017 A test commonly used in breast cancer has been found to also identify which patients with aggressive prostate cancer will benefit from hormonal therapy, according to a study led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the University of Michigan.... Read More

05/08/2017

Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment Failure Due to Cell Reprogramming

New York, NY (May 4, 2017)—Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy. The findings, based on a study in mice, could help to determine which patients should avoid anti-androgen therapy... Read More

02/14/2017

Prostate Cancer Foundation Announces New Recipients of 2016 PCF Challenge Awards to Promote Research in Deadly Prostate Cancer

SANTA MONICA, CA Feb. 14, 2017 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced that it has granted eight new 2016 PCF Challenge Awards to advance treatments and cures for metastatic or currently incurable prostate cancer.  PCF Challenge Awards are multi-year awards supporting cross-disciplinary teams of research scientists.  In 2016,... Read More