UCSF Urology is one of nine clinical sites across the US and Canada that have collaborated with the Canary Foundation to recruit Active Surveillance patients for the Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS). The initial goal of 200 locally recruited cancer patients was reached in November 2013 with enrollment continuing.
The purpose of the study is to collect specimen samples from patients with localized prostate cancer who are following Active Surveillance. Through the analysis of biomarkers, researchers hope to identify which markers appear in lethal vs. non lethal prostate cancer.
For more further information, see http://www.canaryfoundation.org/research/prostate-cancer/