PCWG Mission Statement

The Greater Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Working Group (Philadelphia PCWG) is a multi-institutional coterie of senior basic scientists, translational researchers, and clinicians dedicated to the prevention, diagnoses, management and cure of prostate cancer.

Formed in 2008 at Thomas Jefferson University and the Kimmel Cancer Center, the organization was initiated based on the recognition that cross-discipline communication is required to achieve these goals and improve disease outcome. Active members of the group now hail from six independent institutions within the Philadelphia region, and harbor expertise in all aspects of the disease (including hormone signaling, detection/diagnosis, imaging, tumor progression, and clinical management). The Working Group's regular meetings provide fertile ground for an open exchange of ideas, idea development and the crafting of innovative strategies to prevent, detect and treat prostate cancer. Even in these early stages, collaborations from within the group have resulted in new advances in the understanding of disease progression, acquisition of external funds necessary for project development, and commencement of preclinical studies designed to improve therapeutic outcome. Current goals are to bring these innovations to the clinic, to increase outreach to the patient community, and to utilize our collective expertise to initiate bold new lines of research.

PCWG Structure

PCWG Structure
Where Community, Education, Research and Clinical Care work together for a cure