About the IPCR
The Institute for Prostate Cancer Research
In participating in the Survivors Celebration Breakfast, you and your friends and family will be supporting an institution vital to understanding prostate cancer: the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research (IPCR).
The institute is a collaborative effort of UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. A natural outgrowth of established research and clinical collaborations, the IPCR brings together more than 40 scientists and scientist-clinicians in multiple disciplines. The mission of this world-renowned team is to understand the causes of prostate cancer and its progression, develop new prevention strategies, devise innovative diagnostics and improve survival and quality of life.
Together, these researchers already have identified and/or assembled up to 80 percent of the genes expressed in prostate cancer, developed one of the largest serum and tissue banks in the world, undertaken some of the most advanced studies of bone biology and skeletal metastases, assembled information and genotypes for more than 300 families with hereditary prostate cancer, and developed many new therapeutic strategies.