The Importance of Genetic Research
For more than 25 years, research funded by the URF and directed by Dr. William Catalona has been making significant progress in the areas of early detection, treatment and cure for prostate cancer.
The information from national and international studies of families with a history of prostate cancer is the way to provide insights into the causes of prostate cancer and its possible treatments and cures.
So far, 5500 plus men have participated in Dr. Catalona's study, making this study one of the largest in the United States.
Participate in Research Studies
You may be able to participate in one of Dr. Catalona’s current research studies.
More information is here.
The Genetics of Prostate Cancer
Research is vital to better understanding prostate cancer, which might lead to a means of detecting prostate cancer in its early stages as well as discovering new treatments.
Dr. Catalona's study, "The Genetics of Prostate Cancer," is providing genetic insights into the causes of prostate cancer. The researchers have discovered several new regions of the human genome statistically associated with prostate cancer.
Quest articles on Recent Progress in Genetic Research are here.
Dr. Catalona received the Benjamin Stockwell Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genito-Urinary surgeons for his cancer research and the Gold Cystoscope Award, Hugh Hamptom Young Award, and the Eugene Fuller Medal from the American Urologic Association.
Support the URF Research
The URF welcomes contributions to support these important programs that may, someday soon, lead to eliminating the threat of prostate cancer for all men.
In large part, progress in the areas of early detection, treatment and cure for prostate cancer has been made possible through the generous contributions of caring and concerned individuals.
Please consider a generous donation to the URF.
Make a donation here.