The risk of prostate cancer increases faster with age than any other form of cancer. The increasing life span of our aging population places a greater number of men at risk for this disease.

One such man was my father. With little or no warning, Robert Benjamin Ablin went into acute urinary retention and was diagnosed with metastatic cancer of the prostate. This was in 1978, in an era of limited ability to diagnose prostate cancer. He was diagnosed in a late stage of his disease; he died one year later, in August 1979.

 

Founded in his memory, the Foundation is directed toward development and improvement of methods of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.


In 1970, Dr. Richard J. Ablin and his research team discovered antigens of the human prostate, including prostate tissue-specific antigen, that later became known as PSA1,2.  PSA is prostate-specific, not cancer-specific3.   Men need to be careful about placing too much emphasis on their PSA numbers as the test has significant limitations.

 

Doctor Ablin was one of the pioneers and early proponents of the use of cryosurgery, and coined the term and concept of "cryoimmunotherapy", for the treatment of prostate cancer4.


 

CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF THE FOUNDATION

 

 

“All men and their families must be informed of all of their treatment options, not just those that special interest groups may want them to know about, and to understand their respective expected risks and benefits.”

Research

Objectives:

Approaches via:

 
Prostate Cancer Information and Links  

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Information About Prostate Cancer and Links
Prostate Cancer News and Journal Articles
Patient Support Groups
PSA Test-  Best Friend or Homer's Circe? 
What's Wrong with the PSA Test?
Commentary-  PSA Test for the Asymptomatic Man?
Dr. Richard Ablin Comments on the American Cancer Society's Recent Update on Prostate Cancer Screening
Interests/Projects of the Foundation Recommended Reading
Interests
Projects
Upcoming or Recent Lectures
Book -  Metastasis of Prostate Cancer (Ablin/Mason Eds.) 
By Members of the Foundation
By Others
For the Patient
Help the Foundation Members of the Foundation
'Friend of the Foundation'
Biography of Dr. Richard J. Ablin
Members

Thanks to Galil Medical, Inc for their support!

DISCLAIMER

The Foundation disclaims any responsibility for any adverse effects or consequences from the misapplication or injudicious use of information contained therein. Never use drugs, medical procedures, or medical products without the consultation and instruction of your physician. The Foundation is not endorsing or promoting any products or treatments referred to herein. Their inclusion is solely for your information.
 
References:

1.  Ablin RJ et al. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility 1970; 22(3): 573-74.

2.  Ablin RJ et al. Journal of Immunology 1970; 104(6): 1329-39.

3.  Ablin RJ. Cancer 1972; 29(6) 1570-74.

4.  Ablin RJ et al. Cryobiology, 1971, 8(3):271-79.


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