What would Dax Shepard rather do than get a prostate cancer exam? It’s funny but it’s true – 1 in 9 men get prostate cancer, yet 42% of men say they are afraid to get screened. A prostate cancer exam starts with a simple blood test.
Nobody wants to think about cancer, especially prostate cancer. Nobody wants to get screened, and especially, nobody wants to even think about getting a rectal exam to check for prostate cancer. We get that.
In 1993, PCF created a Competitive Awards program that revolutionized the evaluation and funding of prostate cancer research. Fortune magazine credited PCF with creating the “modern venture philanthropy” model for cancer research—citing the transformative power of PCF’s short grant applications and rapid funding. The awards empowered many young scientists to fill the pipeline...
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised more than $765 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at more than 210 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise extends to 22 countries and funds a robust research portfolio. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer.