Fighting Prostate Cancer Together


The Mission


To advocate the prevention of prostate cancer deaths in Florida by supporting RESEARCH, promoting LEGISLATION, and offering INFORMATION on early detection, support organizations and current treatment options.


The Organization

This non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID 59-3545266, provides men and their families throughout the state of Florida with education programs and forums, printed materials on cancer, and support groups for cancer patients and their families.  In addition to it's headquarters in Tampa Bay, FPCN has participated in projects throughout Florida, including Lakeland, Broward County, Jacksonville, Miami, Ft. Myers, Adventura and Pensacola.

The Florida Prostate Cancer Network was formerly known as the Florida Cancer Education Network. 

The name was changed to be more descriptive of the focus on educating the citizens of Florida about the extent and impact of prostate cancer in Florida.  Though there are other types of cancer affecting men in Florida and there is very little information about them, Mr. Samuels, a prostate cancer survivor, selected prostate cancer as its top education priority.

The Founder

Robert J. Samuels, Chairman of the Florida Cancer Education Network

Retired as Vice President of Manufacturers Hanover's Corporate Banking and International Sector (Chemical Bank) in 1992.  

As a men's health activist and organizer, Samuels is active in numerous organizations, including:

  • Founding Chairman of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition

  • Chairman of the Florida March - Coming Together to Conquer Cancer

  • Serves as a member of the National Cancer Institute's Prostate Cancer Progress Review Group

  • Serves as a member of the U.S. Army's Prostate Cancer Research program's Integration panel

  • Serves as a patient representative to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)

  • Established the Tampa Bay Men's Cancer Task Force

  • Serves as a member of the Florida Prostate Cancer Task Force

The Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Robert J Samuels  Chairman,  Tampa, FL
Arthur Fisher, III, Esq. Vice Chairman, Tampa, FL
Duane Bishoff, CPA Treasurer, Tampa, FL
Karen Crown, Secretary, Clearwater, FL
Herb Berkowitz, Esq. Legal Counsel, Tampa, FL
Russ Sloan At-Large, St Petersburg, FL


Michael Katin, M.D. Ft Myers, FL
Bruce Stone, Esq. Miami, FL
Steve Newman Plantation, FL
Mike Shad, CPA Jacksonville, FL
Paul Pizzo, Esq Tampa, FL


Florida Prostate Cancer Network is a Florida non-profit organization
Federal Tax ID 59-3545266
Send us an Email:
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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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