Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR)
In the past year, the IPCR has launched two new projects to benefit the prostate cancer community.
The Mpower Project is a Washington state wide effort to better understand the needs and quality of life of prostate cancer patients.
Please fill out the Mpower survey to help improve prostate cancer screening, prevention and care. Your participation is important and helps find cures faster. Join at www.mpowernw.org
Prostate Cancer Genetics Specialty Clinic
The specialty clinic will serve patients with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate (metastatic) and/or who have a family history of the disease or a family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma or leukemia. Dr. Heather H. Cheng will serve as director of SCCA’s new specialty clinic. “If you are found to have a mutation in a cancer risk gene, such as BRCA2, this information not only helps guide your cancer treatment, but also has important implications for cancer screening and prevention in family members,” Cheng says. “The SCCA Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic will perform cancer risk assessment, genetic testing if appropriate, and offer recommendations for treatments and clinical trials. In addition, the clinic will refer family members for genetic testing if appropriate and help doctors devise a more personalized cancer screening and prevention strategy for those family members.”
Men with prostate cancer who are interested in genetics, especially those who have a family history of cancers, can learn about the Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic by calling (855) 557-0555 or by visiting http://www.seattlecca.org/diseases/prostate-cancer/prostate-genetics.
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