Centers of Excellence
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is something that touches most of us, at least indirectly, at some point in our lives. It is the most common cancer in American men, and the second leading cause of cancer death in this country. Our continued efforts as clinicians, researchers, patients, family members, loved ones, and advocates are critical if this
Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is a clinician and physician investigator specializing is investigating complications of systemic therapy for prostate cancer survivors. She has expertise in clinical trials and patient reported outcome measures, and as well as incorporating patient preferences and beliefs into clinical decision making.
Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States.1 Prostate cancer (PC) is the most common cancer in American men, and PC is most frequently diagnosed among men aged 65 to 74 years.2 The American Cancer Society’s estimates for PC in the United States for 2017 are about 161,360 new cases. Of these, about 26,730 are expected to die of the disease.1