High Risk Prostate Clinic

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, second to only lung cancer. This year, about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 27,540 men will die of prostate cancer.

African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at an even greater risk of developing prostate cancer. Fox Chase Cancer Center's Risk Assessment Program offers programs for both men who are at high risk of prostate cancer, as well as for those who have had a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Who Can Participate

Men ages 35 to 69 years of age:

  • With at least one first-degree relative (such as brother or father) with a diagnosis of prostate cancer or
  • With at least two second-degree relatives with prostate cancer (such as two uncles) on the same side of the family (either paternal or maternal) or
  • Who have tested positive for the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation or
  • Who are African-American regardless of family history