Progress Report: 2010
Virtually every man in the U.S. will suffer from some type of prostate disease – malignant or benign – during his lifetime. Prostate diseases encompass benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer and prostatitis. Prostate cancer represents a major challenge because it is the most frequent cancer among American men, and every fourth man in Florida will be affected by this debilitating disease.
In Florida, many affected by prostate disease have struggled to find an academic center specialized in, and dedicated to, prostate disease—until now. The University of Florida Prostate Disease Center was created to aid in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease by blending its unique strengths in patient care, research and education.
University of Florida leadership has endorsed UF Prostate Disease Center’s mission, as it strictly follows the University’s strategic plan to become a national leader in urologic healthcare and academic discovery.
UF Prostate Disease Center focuses on four major core missions:
Providing outstanding patient care through collaboration of expert physicians
Conducting leading-edge research to facilitate new diagnostic tools and treatments for men affected with prostate diseases
Performing clinical trials providing the most promising new treatments for prostate disease
Educating Florida residents regarding the impact of prostate disease on our communities, providing better guidelines for treatment and raising awareness regarding the availability of clinical trials