The Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition (MPCC) educates, connects, and supports men-at-risk, newly diagnosed individuals, survivors, and their families. It also connects organizations and professionals in Massachusetts that seek to conquer and cure prostate cancer.
Our Vision: Educate | Inform | Advocate
State of the Art — State of the Disease
Five Facts about Prostate Cancer
1PrevalenceProstate cancer is the most common (non-skin) cancer in American men, representing 33% of all new cases.
2Prostate cancer effects 1 in 7 men.1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. In 2015, nearly 6,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Massachusetts, with an incidence rate of 4%-6% higher than the national average.
3Second leading cause of cancer death in men.Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
4Prostate cancer top risk factors.
African-American men are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men. Asian-Americans and Hispanic/Latinos have lower rates of prostate cancer than non-Hispanic white men.
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.
5This year over 27,000 men will die of prostate cancer.
Yet, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive today.
Statistics from The American Cancer Society 2017
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7:30AM Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Panel on Prevention and Screening
Peter C. Albertsen, MD, J. Jacques Carter, MD, Marc B. Garnick, MD, Andrew Vickers, Ph.D., moderator
9:45 Panel on Active Surveillance and Early Stage Disease
Clair J. Beard, MD, Adam S. Kibel, MD, Eric A. Klein, MD, Laurence Klotz, MD, moderator; Clare M. Tempany, MD
11:15 Presentation of Austin and Colbert Awards
Charles Austin Award presented to Fran and Stan Klein
Jack Colbert Memorial Award presented to Dr. Marc Garnick
11:30 Panel on Metastatic Disease and Research
William G. Nelson, MD, Susan F. Slovin, MD, Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD, moderator
Geoff Arnold isn’t officially a cancer survivor yet. The Saint Joseph’s assistant coach, who was on Bruiser Flint’s UMass staff for five years, is cancer free. The surgery to remove the cancer from his prostate was successful and has yet to recur. But he won’t call himself a survivor until he reaches the official standard… read more →
Higher body mass index (BMI) is independently associated with improved survival of patients with metastatic and castration-resistant prostate cancer (PCa), study findings presented at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Florida, suggest. Read more read more →