Prostate Cancer Research Institute
Rating: 4 stars 1 1 review 131
5777 W Century Blvd #885 Los Angeles CA 90045 USA
PCRI's mission is to see that prostate cancer is no longer a threat to any man's life or quality of life. PCRI is a not-for-profit educational and research support organization dedicated to educating the public about prostate cancer, pursuing research into its prevention and treatment, and improving the level of care for men with this disease. PCRI was founded in 1996 by medical oncologists Stephen B. Strum and Mark C. Scholz, with support from the Freeman Hospitals Foundation. Drs. Strum and Scholz are internationally recognized prostate cancer specialists. Dr. Strum has cared for men with prostate cancer for over 15 years and has been a major participant in prostate cancer patient advocacy groups. The objective of the PCRI is to educate patients and their families about prostate cancer and its treatment. This includes new advances in diagnosis, treatments, available resources, leading-edge treatment centers and assistance in treatment choices. Understanding his disease and treatment aids the patient in his everyday care. PCRI intends to use all available communication tools to accomplish this most important objective.
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I called their hotline in 2006 and spoke with Harry (now deceased) who stressed how young men with prostate cancer need to get their surgery done soon with a Dr who has done more than 150 DaVinci robotic prostatectomies.
At age 43, my disease turned out to be Gleason 3+3 stage 2C with lymphatic vessel involvement and a PSA of 3.9. After immediate surgery, the PSA was under 0.01 for 2 years. The cancer is back now with a PSA of 0.013, but I am told my low Gleason 3+3 means my cancer is unlikely to metastasize or kill me.
My surgeon said I would have died at age 45 (I am now 49) if I had not had treatment.
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