Prostate Cancer Support Group
The meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the 3rd floor conference room of Fox Chase's 8 Huntingdon Pike building.
This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month and meetings regularly feature expert guest speakers. For more information or to attend, patients and staff can call the department of urology at 215-728-1111 or
see more about the support group.
For men who have a family history or other risk factors for prostate cancer. Learn more »
The Resource and Education Center
Cancer diagnosis information for patients from the College of American Pathologists
Fox Chase Cancer Center is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Our nationally ranked doctors provide a wide range of treatment options.
Screening and Diagnosis
Fusing Two Tools for Improved Accuracy:
MR/Ultrasound Fusion Biopsy
for a Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
Whereas the traditional method lacks precision and uses random prostate sampling, MR/ultrasound fusion biopsy helps urologists to avoid missing hard-to-find, yet often aggressive prostate cancer. It potentially minimizes the overdiagnosis of non-aggressive cancers, while maximizing the likelihood of detecting aggressive tumors.
Men who have a first-degree relative (son, brother or father) with prostate cancer should get a baseline test at age 40.
Biopsies guided by MR/ultrasound fusion enable both physicians and patients to make more informed decisions ranging from prostate cancer diagnosis to treatment options—such as active surveillance or more radical interventions.
Your treatment at Fox Chase will be tailored especially for you and may include:
While its technological advantages are significant, your surgeon's skill and experience remain the most important elements for achieving superior surgical outcomes. More
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic (da Vinci) or open nerve-sparing surgery performed by our highly-skilled surgeons
- IMRT delivered by one of the nation's most experienced radiation oncology teams
- State-of-the-art brachytherapy
- The most advanced prostate cancer chemotherapy and hormone therapy provided by our experts in medical oncology
Fox Chase also designs and conducts investigational studies (clinical trials) of medicines and technologies for various stages of prostate cancer, giving our patients the most options for treatment.