Since the Prostate Cancer Foundation was founded, we have learned a great deal about the genetics of prostate cancer and the impact of certain genes on not just prostate cancer but also on risk for other cancers.

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

As indicated by the rates of diagnosis, age is the biggest—but not the only—risk factor for prostate cancer. Other important factors include: Family history Genetic factors Race Lifestyle Dietary habits Genes for disease can run in families. Men who have a relative with prostate cancer are...

When to Get Checked for Prostate Cancer

Establish a routine. As you enter middle age, be proactive and ask your doctor for their recommendations on establishing a prostate cancer screening schedule that makes sense for you, given your risk factors and your family history. Exactly when you begin screening depends on a lot...

Screening

Screening for Prostate Cancer Cancer is a frightening possibility—that’s a fact. Today’s medical technology has put powerful tools in our hands. We have tests that can reveal the presence of cancer even before any symptoms are present. That’s news no one wants. The fact is that...

Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KEEX7kl-RmQ Thanks to research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, we now know that some prostate cancers are caused by genetic mutations. In 12%-20% of families, certain cancer-causing genes are passed down from mothers and fathers to sons and daughters. These are referred to as germline...

Prostate Cancer Prevention

Prostate Cancer Prevention

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PX3MYF7vYCY The ultimate goal is to prevent men from developing prostate cancer. Although significant progress has been made and genetic and environmental risk factors for prostate cancer have been identified, the evidence is not strong enough...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Why Genes Matter

We're in the midst of a revolution in how prostate cancer is treated — and...

Janet Farrar Worthington

The Evolving Story of Genetics and Prostate Cancer

https://youtu.be/8tSFgjlNu2c Someday, there will be a definitive article on precision medicine and what it means...