Prostate Cancer Resources
Our Prostate MRI Program is committed to providing patients with relevant, accurate and informative prostate cancer resources. It is important for patients, and their families, to have the knowledge needed to make educated decisions.
We take pride in our relationships with community-based organizations working to provide prostate cancer awareness, research and resources. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list; this is a list of non-government organizations (NGOs) and non-profit organizations (NPOs) we believe you will find helpful.
The AdMeTech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA. Their mission is to end the prostate cancer crisis. AdMeTech provides international leadership and conducts ground-breaking programs in research and education for facilitated development of accurate diagnostic tools for early detection and minimally-invasive treatment of prostate cancer to:
- Save lives, improve quality of life in millions of men, and reduce billions of dollars in health care costs.
- End the era of blind prostate cancer care and create the future of image-guided, least invasive, and precisely targeted diagnosis and treatment that can be performed in outpatient clinics with minimal patient discomfort, complications, and costs.
The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara is dedicated to help people with cancer and their loved ones enhance their health and well-being by providing a professional program of emotional support, education and hope. Their beliefs include:
- Many, many people recover from cancer.
- Cancer patients can benefit from sharing experiences and support with others; they need not be alone.
- Cancer patients can participate in their recovery along with their healthcare team.
- Family members and friends of an individual with cancer, including children, can also benefit from information and support.
- There is Hope.
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute is a charitable not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.
PCRI was founded in 1996 by internationally recognized prostate cancer oncologists Mark C. Scholz, MD and Stephen B. Strum, MD, with support from Daniel Freeman Hospital Foundation. Drs. Scholz’s and Strum’s vision was that: “an organization providing insightful clinical research in combination with high-level educational activities directed at both the patient and physician, would greatly enhance outcomes for prostate cancer patients everywhere”.
A patient who understands his disease and his treatment options is empowered to communicate more effectively with his physicians and will obtain a better outcome. PCRI provides uses many communications tools to accomplish this mission.