The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research with the goal of discovering better treatments leading to a cure specifically for recurrent prostate cancer. I believe that the PCF is the only organization that has as its focus the treatment of and finding a curing for advanced, recurrent prostate cancer.

Since its inception in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $350 million and provided funding for more than 1,400 research projects at nearly 150 institutions worldwide. Yesterday, the foundation committed more than $19 million in new research funding for scientific investigations focused on discovering new treatments for recurrent prostate cancer.

Eight programs representing 18 leading research institutions and 36 researchers were selected as part of the foundation’s 2008 Challenge Awards. The funded programs will receive the first of three annual