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Prostate Digest | Spring 2018, Volume 21, Issue 1

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Prostate Digest | Spring 2018, Volume 21, Issue 1

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute is delighted to announce Prostate Digest, the new format for what was formerly Prostate Insights Magazine. Prostate Digest still contains articles from the most prestigious doctors in the field, clinical researchers, support group leaders, and PCRI’s staff. However, Prostate Digest comes in a newspaper! As before, we offer all articles online. If you prefer, you can receive articles directly to your email. Enter your email here or call us at 310-743-2116. To learn more about PCRI, our Medical Review Board, and our Board of Directors, click here

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Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter | Volume 20, Issue 1

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Prostate Insights Quarterly Newsletter | Volume 20, Issue 1

Hello Researcher, welcome to a new issue of Prostate Insights, a newsletter that brings you the latest information about prostate cancer. In addition to arresting the progress of cancer growth, it is of equal if not--in some cases--of more importance to focus on quality of life issues that arise as a result of one's treatment choice.

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Donate to PCRI with Mark Moyad, MD

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Donate to PCRI with Mark Moyad, MD

Please Please (two “pleases” for emphasis) Consider Giving A Donation To PCRI This Year (AKA “Now please”) Because I Said So, And It Would Also Hurt My Feelings If You Did Not Donate Because I Am An Extremely Sensitive XY Chromosome (aka “man”). 

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Helpline Corner: A Letter from a Caller

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Helpline Corner: A Letter from a Caller

This is a letter that we received from a recent helpline caller. It demonstrates the critical importance of support empowerment and information and how it prepares you for partnership with your medical professionals. This letter was published with permission from its author.

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2016 Mid-Year Appeal Letter

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2016 Mid-Year Appeal Letter

Patients and their families are rarely prepared to handle the stress and uncertainty that comes with the diagnosis of prostate cancer or a recurrence. They feel pressured to choose the first treatment recommended and often never hear all their treatment options.  

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What’s Going On at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute

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What’s Going On at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute

In 2016, the PCRI will celebrate its 20th anniversary.  The PCRI, founded in 1996 by Dr. Stephen Strum and I, was originally funded by a generous grant from the Daniel Freeman Medical Foundation.  This initial grant was spent on hiring Harry Pinchot, aka Helpline Harry. The helpline format adopted at the PCRI was modeled after the work of Lloyd Ney, the founder of PAACT.  PCRI’s helpline presently has four counselors: Jonathan Levy, Silvia Cooper, Bob Each and Charles Kokaska, all who provide unbiased prostate-cancer-related information, free of charge to the public.

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