The main goal of PROCURE is to provide science and humanity with means to help prevent and cure prostate cancer – a disease which this year alone will be diagnosed in an estimated 4,600 Quebecers.
PROCURE strives to redefine the boundaries of research and knowledge by:
1) Initiating an on-going dialogue with the public and healthcare community to provide needed information and support through accessible means such as:
* A comprehensive Web site in French and English
* Lectures and Special Events
* Information Centres
2) Funding and structuring over time a bank of biological materials and informational data on men with prostate cancer as well as those at risk of developing the disease. Such a Biobank, as it is known, will accelerate breakthrough scientific discovery.
About PROCURE - Force Against Prostate Cancer
Founded in 2003, PROCURE is the only charitable organization in Quebec to be exclusively dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer through research, awareness and education and support for men who have this disease and their families. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. For more information, visit procure.ca