PCRI announces the search for the


for dedication and support to the prostate cancer community

Harry Pinchot

 Harry Pinchot was widely recognized as one of the most knowledgeable prostate cancer advocates in the biology, prevention, and treatment of prostate cancer. Pinchot made a positive impact on the lives of countless men afflicted by prostate cancer, and their loved ones, through his efforts at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI). 

He served as PCRI’s Program Director for over a decade, and was known as “Helpline Harry” because he was always taking calls from concerned prostate cancer patients. His devotion to the mission of educating men and highlighting the plight of those affected by the disease has earned him national recognition.

Harry Pinchot lost his 13-year battle with prostate cancer in January 2008. In his honor, PCRI would like to recognize unsung heroes like Harry, who are out there making a difference in other people’s lives. Winners from previous years include: Howard Hansen, Johnny R. Payne, Bill Blair, Ralph Valle, Chuck Maack, Murray Corwin, Jim O'Hara, Rick Profit, Peter Doherty, Lyle LaRosh, Johnny Payne, Phillip Olsen, Joel Nowak, Gene Van Vleet, Darryl Mitteldorf, Russ Thomas, and Steve Hentzen.

Only individuals may be nominated. These men and women will be judged by their accomplishments and personal attributes that show excellence in prostate cancer education, research, advocacy, and community support.

Who May Nominate: 

Any individual or organization


  1. Completed nomination form (see button below)

  2. Letter of recommendation from any of the following: a medical professional, a research organization, a member of the prostate cancer community. (Please email recommendation letters to info@pcri.org)

  3. Deadline for submissions is August 25, 2019


An evaluation committee will read and review the submissions. One individual who best exemplifies the attributes and accomplishments of Harry Pinchot will be selected to receive the Award*, which will be presented on Sunday, September 08, 2019, at the Prostate Cancer Conference at the Marriott LAX Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The Awardee will receive: a plaque of recognition, $500 cash gift, all-expense paid trip to attend the 2019 conference, lifetime, registration-free access to PCRI conferences, and supply of PCRI’s educational materials.

* Awards and gifts are non-transferable. 2019 Conference expenses are only for 2-night hotel stay, domestic coach travel and conference registration.