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Vision

Conquer prostate cancer

Mission

Fund research that will lead to the elimination of death from prostate cancer and enhance the well-being of men experiencing the impact of the disease

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and is the second most common cause of male death from cancer. In 2013, approximately 238,590 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and an estimated 29,720 will die from it. In addition, there are major population disparities in prostate cancer incidence and mortality, with African American men experiencing 2.5 times greater risk of prostate cancer death compared to Caucasian men. The Prostate Cancer Research Program prioritizes research that will 1) develop better tools to detect clinically relevant disease in asymptomatic men, 2) distinguish aggressive from indolent disease in men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 3) develop effective treatments and address mechanisms of resistance for men with high risk or metastatic prostate cancer. The focus areas for funded research include biomarker development, genetics, imaging, mechanisms of resistance, survivorship and palliative care, therapy, and tumor and microenvironment biology.

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Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $1.29 billion FY97-13
  • $80 million FY14




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