Conquer & Cure Newsletter

Dear Friend of MPCC,

It’s almost here! The 20th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Symposium. And it won’t be the same without you. Please register today to join in the celebration and hear from distinguished keynote presenters who will give you a glimpse of the past, highlights of the present, and a look into the future of prostate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

We are pleased to have the Urology Care Foundation of the AUA as a partnering organization. The AUA will be holding its annual conference in Boston this same weekend. As part of the symposium, we will hold a drawing for four tickets to “An Evening with the Music of John Williams.” Yet another reason to come. Details on the evening and how to purchase tickets are below.
Finally, we are honored to be presenting the 2017 Charles Austin Award to Stan and Fran Klein and the Jack Colbert Award to Marc Garnick, MD.
Details on all three – the symposium, the concert, and the awards – are below.

Register todayWe look forward to seeing you at the Marriott Copley on May 12.

   Allen L. Snyder III

The Symposium


The Concert

The Awards

Charles Austin Award 

Established in 2006 to honor Charles Austin, an outstanding member of MPCC’s first board of directors, this year’s Austin Award will be presented to Stan and Fran Klein, longtime advocates and support group leaders. The award, presented to individuals who exemplify Mr. Austin’s courage, determination, good humor, and devotion to public education in the fight against prostate cancer, will be presented by Dr. Glenn Bubley.

Former recipients include:  Charles Austin, Thomas L. Farmer, Manny Hamelburg, C. Hall Swaim, William Tinney, and William R. Whitmore.

Jack Colbert Memorial Award

Established in 2008 to honor a founding member of MPCC, the Jack Colbert Memorial Award is presented periodically to a distinguished individual in the medical community who has significantly advanced the fight to conquer and cure prostate cancer through research and/or practice. This year’s recipient is Marc B. Garnick, MD, an internationally renowned expert in medical oncology and urologic cancer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Gorman Brothers Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. The award will be presented by Peter O’Connell.

Former recipients include: Richard K. Babayan, MD; Glenn J. Bubley, MD; J. Jacques Carter, MD; Philip W. Kantoff, MD; Matthew R. Smith, MD, PhD; and William U. Shipley, MD.

Both awards will be presented at the 20th Anniversary Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium on May 12. Read more here.


SARM Prostate Cancer Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Have you had Prostate Cancer? Did you undergo prostate removal?

If you are a male over the age of 19 and have had prostate cancer and undergone surgery for removal of your prostate you could be eligible for a clinical research study.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are looking at the effects of a new drug on the side effects of low hormone levels in men with prostate cancer. There are up to 7 study visits. Study participants will undergo an extensive health evaluation, blood tests and screening for various health conditions during the screening period.

Study compensation of up to $500, parking and meal vouchers will be provided. To see if you may qualify, please call 617-525-8407 or email

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