Our Facilitators


Speak with knowledgeable patients who understand your concerns

Call the Helpline at (800) 641 - 7274 or email: help@pcri.org

PCRI Facilitators are patients or relatives of patients who have been intensely trained about prostate cancer by Dr. Mark Scholz and other PCRI Medical Advisors. They understand your situation and are able to help. They have access to a Board of Medical Advisors to obtain information pertinent to an individual situation. The Helpline staff reviews medical articles from The Journal of Urology, Urology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Oncologist and Cancer to stay current with the latest developments in prostate cancer research and treatment. They can provide you with medical information and understand your situation. We recommend that you watch the brief educational videos below and collect your medical records. To assist the staff in answering questions, we suggest that callers be prepared to provide some background information such as: Patient’s Date of Diagnosis, PSA at time of Diagnosis, Gleason Score at Diagnosis, Prior and current Treatments, Current PSA, and Patient’s location (US state or country). When sending your initial inquiry by email, please do not send attachments. Fill out a form and a Facilitator will contact you promptly. Alternatively they can be reached directly at 1 (800) 641-7274. Or via email at help@pcri.org. 

 

JONATHAN LEVY 

was diagnosed in 2009 was diagnosed with intermediate risk prostate cancer, at age 63.  He underwent two years of androgen deprivation therapy (hormonal therapy), and radiation treatment.  After a few years off treatment, he developed metastatic recurrence in 2014, but continues to do very well with his current regimen.  He was surprised to find he had much fewer side effects when restarting androgen deprivation in 2014, than he did in 2009.  From the beginning, Jonathan has taken a proactive position regarding his own cancer treatment, researching and evaluating his options in light of the best currently available tests and procedures.  Jonathan is a retired Film Editor, and works from his home in southern California. Click here for his story.

 

ROBERT (BOB) EACH

is a prostate cancer veteran who has been with PCRI from its inception, a close friend to the PCRI’s original Helpline facilitator, Harry Pinchot.  Over the years Bob has also worked with many other organizations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Westlake Village Prostate Cancer Support Group, the Thousand Oaks Prostate Cancer Support Group, the California Coalition for Prostate Cancer.  He has also served as the President of Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Support Group. In 1995, he was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer at age 51 with a Gleason score of 9 and a PSA of over 100.  He consulted with the PCRI’s Co-Founder Dr. Stephen Strum, who put him on a combination of Lupron, Casodex and Proscar.  He also started a clinical trial of an over-the-counter herbal substance called PC-SPES. When Bob was first diagnosed he was given 6 months to 3 years to live. Now, 20 years later at 71 he continues in excellent health. In his leisure time, he enjoys flying his airplanes and spending time with his lovely family. 

SILVIA COOPER

is the daughter of a prostate cancer patient.  She has been advocating for her father and managing his care since his initial prostate cancer diagnosis in 2000. Through her work on Helpline,  Silvia has been helping others on their prostate cancer journey since 2011. Her background in administration enabled her to also help PCRI with administrative needs. Due to her mother's death from cancer and her experience with her father's prostate cancer,  she is passionate about helping others through this difficult time in their lives.

 

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