was diagnosed in 2009 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.
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, and 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.
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.