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PCRI Helpline

800-641-PCRI or 310-743-2110

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute maintains a knowledgeable help line staff, all of whom have received training from the PCRI Co-founders and world-famous prostate cancer oncologists, Drs. Stephen Strum and Mark Scholz. Moreover, this experienced staff can draw upon the expertise of PCRI’s Medical Advisory Board for medical information.  The helpline staff's purpose is to help the patient understand his diagnosis and his treatment options.  This is done using materials from the PCRI archives and by searching for appropriate peer-reviewed medical literature.  The PCRI Helpline Facilitators do not provide medical advice. Instead, their goal is to help the patient gain knowledge to promote a better communication with his medical providers in the hopes of obtaining the best possible outcomes.

To assist the staff in answering questions, we suggest that callers provide some background information such as:

1. Patient's Date of Diagnosis
2. PSA at time of Diagnosis
3. Gleason Score at Diagnosis
4. Prior and current Treatments
5. Current PSA
6. Patient's location (US state or country)
When sending your initial inquiry by email, please do not send attachments.

The Helpline staff consists of:

Jan Manarite - Jan is the wife of a prostate cancer patient. She joined PCRI in October 2001 and works handling Helpline calls, e-mails and speaking publicly. Jan and Dominic’s story of empowerment has caught the attention of local newspapers, magazines, and TV stations. Her passion is to spread education about important PC issues throughout her neighborhood of Lee County. Jan can be reached in Sanibel, Florida at 239-395-0995 or More about Jan.

Jim O’Hara - Jim is a prostate cancer survivor, diagnosed in January 1996. He had Cryosurgery by Dr. Duke Bahn at Crittenton Hospital in May 1996. Jim joined PCRI in October 2001. He coordinates the PCRI website and responds to Helpline calls and emails. He also coordinates a Man-to-Man Support Group for ACS and is a Director of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition. Jim can be reached in Peachtree City, Georgia at 770-632-2899 or More about Jim.

PCRI Helpline

800-641-PCRI or 310-743-2110

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
5777 W. Century Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Administrative: 310-743-2116
Fax: 310-743-2113


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