A Letter from Dr. Vipul Patel
The International Prostate Cancer Foundation is the culmination of the inspirational ideas of my friends, patients, and colleagues. As a prostate cancer physician and urologic oncologist I am faced daily with the challenge of educating and treating men with prostate cancer. I have now treated over 4,000 men with prostate cancer and now yearly I see over 1500 men with various urologic cancers. These men come from all over the world with varied questions seeking advice and treatment. This has allowed me to see the global impact of the disease and the drastic variations in diagnostic practices, stages at detection and levels of available treatment. Due to the inconsistency in education and treatment of the disease worldwide I have teamed up with my patients and colleagues to join the fight against this common yet elusive foe, and I am hopeful that you will join me to eradicate prostate cancer on a global level. I hope you will join me in this endeavor and consider an investment and commitment to the Foundation at a level of personal significance.