Below is a list of online resources you may find helpful for learning about prostate cancer and the various treatments and support networks available.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
In 1982, AICR was founded on a simple but radical idea: Everyday choices can reduce our chances of getting cancer. The institute’s research focuses on nutrition, physical activity, and cancer prevention, treatment, and survival.
Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center
Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center is one of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s three founding organizations. It has an international reputation for its leading-edge cancer research.
Founded in Australia in 2003, Movember is a global movement that encourages men to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness and funds to support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. It is an authoritative source of information to help patients make informed decisions about cancer care.
Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE
In 2002, NCI, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, awarded a multimillion-dollar grant to the Hutch to lead a multicenter effort to discover a cure for prostate cancer. The Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) is one of only nine prostate cancer SPOREs throughout the United States.
Prostate Cancer for Dummies
This book, by SCCA’s Paul H. Lange, MD, and medical writer Christine Adamec, is available at bookstores, and it can be borrowed from the Patient & Family Resource Center on the third floor of the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union.
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
PCF is a source for new standard-of-care and research information. They connect patients, loved ones, care providers and scientists to critical updates, the latest developments, best practices and news from the treatment pipeline.
The Prostate Net
The Prostate Net is a non-profit patient education and advocacy organization dedicated to raising awareness about prostate cancer as well as developing and maintaining an interactive matrix of educational tools and services for prostate cancer patients and their caregivers.
Urology Care Foundation
The Urology Care Foundation is the official foundation of the American Urological Association (AUA). Founded more than 100 years ago, the AUA promotes the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research, and the formulation of health care policy.
Us TOO International
A nonprofit organization started in 1990 by prostate cancer survivors, Us TOO offers information, counseling and educational meetings to assist men with prostate disease (and their spouses or partners) in making decisions about their treatment with confidence and support. Us TOO has more than 325 support-group chapters worldwide. Meetings are free and open to newly diagnosed patients, men currently undergoing treatment, survivors, family members, friends and healthcare professionals interested in prostate disease.
Washington State Prostate Cancer Coalition (WSPCC)
The WSPCC was formed in June of 2002 to serve as a communications hub and address the need for enhanced awareness and advocacy of prostate cancer in Washington and to bring together prostate cancer survivors, families, health care providers, and employer groups. The WSPCC provides contact and scheduling information for prostate cancer support groups throughout the state.
ZERO—The Project to End Prostate Cancer
ZERO is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to end prostate cancer. ZERO raises funds and awareness through challenge events, including races and golf tournaments, and educates patients, families, and those at risk.