There are four major issues for prostate cancer researchers today:

  • Prevention
  • Identify patients at high and low risk for progression and death
  • Reduce side-effects of treatment
  • Improve treatment for and prevent hormone-resistant prostate cancer

Prevention Due to the advancements being made in molecular genetics, there are studies to identify the genes that are important in the development of prostate cancer, including mutations that advance the disease as well as genes that are altered, in order to develop methods of prevention. 

Other studies in prevention include what we eat, the environment, and lifestyle choices.


Identify patients at high and low risk for progression and death By using molecular markers, researchers will learn why some men are more at risk of dying from prostate cancer than others.


Reduce side-effects of treatment   Researchers are always trying to improve the side-effects of prostate cancer treatment through initiatives like better surgical techniques and radiation therapy treatment


Improve treatment for and prevent hormone-resistant prostate cancer The study of gene therapy (a relatively new treatment where defective genes are replaced with normal ones) is ongoing


The Florida Prostate Cancer Network is dedicated to the supporting on-going research into the prevention and cure of prostate cancer.


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813-806-2800
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6105 Memorial Highway Suite M, Tampa FL 33615-4557
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"The information that FPCN provides is general and informative.  FPCN's information should not take the place of the advice from your doctor."
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