The Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities

Prostate Cancer Screening and Prostate REACH

Some men have a higher chance of getting prostate cancer. This is because of family history of the disease or race. For these men, Fox Chase has a special program called the Prostate Risk Assessment Program (PRAP). Established in 1996, PRAP educates men, lets them know their chances of getting the disease, and lets them be a part of prostate cancer research.

African American men are at a higher risk for getting prostate cancer. If you are an African American man with no family member who had the disease, you should still get tested.

To join PRAP, a man must:

  • Be 35-69 years old
  • Have never had prostate cancer
  • Have AT LEAST ONE of the following:
    • Father or brother with prostate cancer
    • Grandparent, uncle, or nephew with prostate cancer on the same side of the family
    • Change in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes (tumor reducing genes)

Prostate REACH (Risk, Education and Assessment in the Community with Help) brings the PRAP program directly into the African American community. It uses the mobile van as the education and screening site. Funded by The Philadelphia Foundation, Prostate REACH also helps men interested in joining PRAP with problems they might have with:

  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Completing forms
  • Other issues

To find out more about PRAP and Prostate REACH or to sign up, please call 1-877-627-9684 or email Rapinfo@fccc.edu.

Mammogrophy Van

Our supporters are the heart of the Fox Chase family

Donate to help education efforts on cancer awareness

Gifts to the Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities enable us to bring Fox Chase's top-ranking status as a world-class research and treatment center into the local community. With donor support, we are able to make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors through cancer prevention and screening programs.

Types of Cancer

Types of Cancer

Find information about cancer types and their treatments.
Read more »

Find a Clinical Trial

Find a Clinical Trial

Benefit from new cancer treatments
Read more »