The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1993 to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Today it is the world's leading philanthropic organization for funding prostate cancer research and is a foundation without borders. Since its founding, the PCF has raised more than $370 million and funded more than 1,500 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 20 countries around the world.
The PCF's unique model for selecting promising research programs and rapidly deploying resources has accelerated scientific discovery and helped to save lives. Its advocacy for increased government and private support of prostate cancer programs has built a global research enterprise of nearly $10 billion.
In 2008, 40 percent fewer men in the U.S. died from prostate cancer compared to what was once projected. The PCF is a force of hope for more than 16 million men and their families around the world who are currently facing the disease. We have turned the corner. We will not give up. An end to death and suffering from prostate cancer is in sight.