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Prostate Cancer Foundation

aka PCF   |   Santa Monica, CA   |  www.pcf.org

Mission

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)  is the leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research globally.

Ruling year info

1993

President and Chief Executive Officer

Charles Ryan MD

Main address

1250 Fourth Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA

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Formerly known as

CaPCURE

EIN

95-4418411

NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Right now, one man dies every 16 minutes from prostate cancer in the United States. PCF’s vision is to end all deaths from prostate cancer by raising awareness and funding urgent, cutting-edge research.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Young Investigators

PCF created the Young Investigator Awards program with one goal: to identify a cohort of future research leaders who will keep the field of prostate cancer research vibrant with new ideas.

The Young Investigator Awards offer career and project support for young (generally 35 and younger) proven investigators in postdoctoral fellowships or who have recently achieved junior faculty positions and are committing their lives to the field of prostate cancer.

Population(s) Served
Adults

One of PCF’s goals is to support transformational prostate cancer research to accelerate progress towards the reduction of death and suffering due to recurrent or advanced prostate cancer. How do we hope to accomplish this? By funding cross-disciplinary teams of investigators in strategic areas through our Challenge Awards.

Population(s) Served
Adults

PCF and its partners grant awards that recognize top presentations at international cancer research meetings. Recognition Awards go to investigators not currently funded by PCF who have a record of outstanding accomplishments in prostate cancer research.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PCF’s mission is to cure prostate cancer once and for all. Since 1993,\nPCF has raised more than $840 million in support of cutting-edge\nresearch by more than 2,200 research projects at 220 leading cancer\ncenters. Thanks in part to PCF’s commitment to ending death and\nsuffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down 52%.

*Help researchers learn why 1 in 9 men get prostate cancer—and why it is more deadly to some than others\n*Help support scientists who are trying to speed new treatments to patients\n*Help connect families and clinicians to the latest standard-of-care information

PCF continues to fund the most promising research, while increasing the overall distribution of education materials to patients and clinicians. \n \nThanks in large part to research funded by PCF, new investigational treatments are available for over half of men with metastatic prostate cancer. PARP inhibitors, checkpoint immunotherapy, and PSMA-targeted radionuclide therapy are just three of the strategies on the horizon for men with advanced disease.

In the past 27 years since PCF was founded, deaths from prostate cancer have dropped by 52% and countless more men are alive today as a result. In addition, PCF has made the following accomplishments:\n\n*In the last decade (2010-2020), 11 new drugs were approved for prostate cancer; 10 of those had PCF involvement\n*PCF-funded research includes more than 40 different additional therapies currently under investigation\n*More than 100,000 patient resources were distributed in 2019 to prostate cancer patients and family members, including: Prostate Cancer Patient Guide; Science of Living Well, Beyond Cancer; Additional Facts for African American Men and Their Families\n*PCF-funded research has helped bring 12 precision anti-prostate cancer medicines to market as well as funded countless studies to help identify which patients might benefit from which treatments\n \nAt PCF, we will continue fighting prostate cancer without reservation. Our mission is to ensure that families have more days together and — as with every challenge we rip through at PCF — science will prevail in these trying times.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, The patient and scientific forums

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 08/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mike Milken

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Mike Milken

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Charles F. Baird

North Castle Partners

James Blair

Domain Associates

Steven A. Burd

Safeway Inc.

David Ederer

Ederer Investment Company

David J. Epstein

ACS Clearinghouse

R. Christian B. Evensen

Flintridge Capital Investment, LLC

Peter T. Grauer

Bloomberg, L.P

Rosey Grier

Milken Family Foundation

Stuart Holden

Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Arthur Kern

No Affiliation

David Koch

Koch Industries

Earle I. Mack

The Mack Company

Jeffrey A. Marcus

Crestview Advisors

Shmuel Meitar

Aurec Group

Leslie D. Michelson

Private Health Management

Lori Milken

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Jerry Monkarsh

EJM Development

Henry L. Nordhoff

Gen-Probe Incorporated

Lynda Resnick

Roll International

Bert Roberts

No Affiliation

Richard Sandler

Maron & Sandler, The Milken Family Foundation

J. Gary Shansby

Partida Tequila, LLC

Stanley Zax

Zenith National Insurance Corp.

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/29/2023

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.