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Our Mission

Our Mission

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

Second Global Summit on Precision Diagnosis for Prostate Cancer

Friday, October 13-Saturday, October 14, 2017
Sheraton Boston, Boston, MA – View the Summit program.

Five Facts about Prostate Cancer

Five Facts about Prostate Cancer
  1. 1
    Prevalence
    Prostate cancer is the most common (non-skin) cancer in American men, representing 33% of all new cases.
  2. 2
    Prostate cancer affects 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.
  3. 3
    Second leading cause of cancer death in men.
    Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. 
  4. 4
    Prostate cancer top risk factors.

    Ethnicity

    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.

    Age

    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.

  5. 5
    This 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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Save the Date:

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk — Sunday, September 10, 9:00AM, Newton City Hall (learn more here)

21st Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium — May 4, 2018, Newton Marriott, Newton, MA

Sarm Prostate Cancer Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Go here to learn more.

BALTIMORE – At the John’s Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, researchers have been working for years to figure out how prostate cancer cells are able to move from one infected organ and spread to other parts of the body. Read more read more →

African American men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the United States and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease as Caucasians, according to the National Cancer Institute Read more read more →