2015 Mid-Year Appeal
We are grateful for your generous contributions which help men and their caregivers research every aspect of prostate cancer.
Since there are so many treatments and management choices, it is critically important for patients and caregivers to be able to determine which is their best option.
We believe that the best way to an optimal plan is through shared-decision making, which is effective collaboration between patients and their doctors. A patient-centered approach leads to the best outcome. Our educational conferences, Helpline, website, and our free Prostate Insights newsletter connect patients with valuable information from leading experts.
Please take a moment to review the PCRI programs below to learn how we have been supporting the prostate cancer community. A generous donation to the PCRI will bring help and guidance to men and families who are facing so many challenges from prostate cancer.
The PCRI Team
PCRI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-prot education and research organization. Our mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, and the medical community.
Every year, hundreds of patients, caregivers, support group leaders, and physicians gather together for a weekend of interactive sessions at our annual conference. Patients can pose questions to the most knowledgeable physicians and academic researchers from leading medical institutions. Information is presented in a way that the attendees can comprehend and apply to their own case. DVD’s from our conferences are circulated to support groups around the world.
Our free Helpline is staffed by trained facilitators who guide patients towards the best treatment by answering questions, interpreting medical records, explaining treatment options, and discussing potential side effects.
The PCRI Helpline empowers patients to partner with their doctor to make optimal treatment choices based on their own risk-benefit perspective and personal lifestyle preferences.
The website assists men with newly-diagnosed, relapsed, and advanced disease in their journey, helping them to understand their prognosis and treatment options.
PCRI.org contains a wealth of resources, including medical articles, risk evaluation tools, information about clinical trials, support groups, patient assistance programs, educational videos and more.
Prostate Insights is a free quarterly newsletter that publishes information about new developments in the prostate cancer world. Scientific articles are authored by renowned medical professionals and researchers. Our articles are written to be accessible to patients and to provide reviews on state-of-the-art treatment, findings from the latest clinical research, information about lifestyle issues and methods for avoiding side effects.