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Major US-based prostate cancer web sites and organizations

Posted Sep 17 2008 2:06pm

It is not our goal to provide you with an exhaustive list of other prostate cancer web sites. However, other sites offer services and topics of discussion that we may touch on but not address in detail.

The sites and services listed below have been divided into a series of major categories. However, many of these organizations provide additional services beyond those specified in their primary mission.

For information about prostate cancer web sites and organizations in other countries around the world,please click here.

Prostate Cancer Support Groups and Support Organizations

  • US Too International is the single largest US-based prostate cancer support organization, with chapters in every state. It also has affiliates outside the USA.
  • Man to Man is the prostate cancer support group operation of the American Cancer Society.
  • Malecare is a cancer support organization focused on offering help and assistance to gay men with prostate cancer and other cancers
  • The Prostate Net is particularly intended to provide education and information for those impacted by health disparities — be they based on insufficient information, lack of access to care, socio-economics or race/ethnicity
  • The Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) is dedicated to educating patients and their families about prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Research Funding Organizations

  • The Prostate Cancer Foundation is the world’s foremost private charity dedicated to funding advances in prostate cancer research, and was founded by “junk bond king” Michael Milken after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the 1990s

National Prostate Cancer Advocacy Organizations

Governmental and Non-Governmental Cancer Organizations With Prostate Cancer-Specific Initiatives

  • The National Cancer Institute offers a wide variety of research and educational initiatives related to prostate cancer
  • The American Cancer Society also offers many educational, informational, and research-related services that impact prostate cancer
  • The Prostate Cancer Education Council is dedicated to expanding awareness and education about prostate cancer; each September it coordinates and organizes activities across the USA to support Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
  • The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) is a major US Department of Defence medical research center focused on integrating basic science and clinical research to develop promising detection techniques and treatments for prostate disease, including prostate cancer.
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