Review: The Prostate Cancer FoundationCancer Websites, Philanthropic Organizations — By nygal on March 4, 2011 at 9:30 am
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1993 to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Through its unique model for soliciting and selecting promising research programs and rapid deployment of resources, the PCF has funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 20 countries around the world.
As the world’s leading philanthropic organization for funding prostate-cancer research, the PCF is now a foundation without borders. Its advocacy for increased government and private support of prostate cancer programs has helped build a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion.
In 2007, 30 percent fewer men in the U.S. died from prostate cancer compared to what was once projected. The PCF is a force of HOPE for more than 16 million men and their families around the world who are currently facing the disease.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation is 100% supported by private contributions, which means that we need help from people like you if we are going to achieve our mission: to develop better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.
Supporters of the Prostate Cancer Foundation are people like you. Those who have a high awareness of prostate cancer, have loved ones—husbands, fathers, brothers, sons—who have prostate cancer, or concerned that one day they, or other men in their lives will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The generosity of our supporters has already led to a great many advances in the effort to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer.