Start A Cure Successfully Funds Its First Project – A Disparities Research Project from Johns Hopkins University

When I opened my computer this afternoon I checked the Malecare prostate cancer crowd-funding site to see how things were going. To my great pleasure I discovered that Start A Cure ( had achieved it first funding success! Sometime in the early afternoon some very kind individual made the pledge that completed the funding goal [...]

Dr. Francis Collins (NIH) Speaks About the Cancer Funding Predicament We Face

A post from Alan on the Advanced Prostate Cancer On-Line Support Group shared a link, which should interest all of us. It should interest us all because it will have an effect on each and every one of us, whether we are a prostate cancer survivor, if we become one in the future. Actually the [...]

Metastasis-Free Survival Is A Possible Biomarker for Overall Survival

Researchers at Johns Hopkins has concluded that metastasis-free survival appeared to independently predictor of overall survival (OS) in men with recurrent prostate cancer who underwent androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after developing metastases. Men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (PSA only) tend to survive for long periods so the FDA gold standard for clinical trial endpoint [...]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Events in September

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month and many organizations that are involved with education and support of men (and their families) who have prostate cancer are scheduled to have programs during the month. There are a number of events that I want to let you know about (perhaps you will attend): September 6-8 The Prostate [...]

Become A Patron of Prostate Cancer Research – Go to

Start A Cure Update -What Went Wrong: Eliminating Mistakes in Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer Malecare’s Start A Cure web site has begun to function in earnest. We at Malecare have become concerned about the increasing loss of funding for prostate cancer research, so we have started a “crowd funding” project to let individuals [...]

Start A Cure Project of the Day – Extending “Off Periods” of ADT

Start A Cure Research Project of the Day A Simple and Novel Approach to Enhance the Efficacy of Intermittent Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Patients There comes a time when most of us will go on to Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). Depending upon your philosophy, your doctors philosophy and your numbers (Gleason grade and [...]

DOD PCRP Gets Funded for the 2014 Budget Year

I have often discussed the importance of the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), which is a part of the Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Program. The program is geared to delivering funding for prostate cancer research that is translational, or will be quickly interpreted in the clinic. Like all other government funding it very [...]

Start A Cure- Molecular Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer – A Project for You to Fund

A few days ago I wrote about Malecare’s new program addition, Start A Cure in my post “Announcing A New Research Platform – Start A Cure.” The program goal is to raise funding for cancer research by allowing each of us, as individuals, to pick the projects we want to fund and then to make [...]

Announcing A New Research Platform – Start A Cure

The news is in, and it is bad. It is as bad as many of us feared. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced that their across-the-board budget sequester cuts are going to equal 1.71 billion dollars. The NIH is responsible for the majority of cancer research performed in the United States. For the [...]