Urologist Patrick Walsh
“For the first time, we have the potential to identify every gene involved in HPC, and to help thousands of men and their families understand their family cancer risk, seek early detection and treatment, and save many lives.”
In 2018, urologist Patrick Walsh turned 80. The Brady wanted to honor this milestone, and asked Walsh for suggestions. His reply was immediate: to complete the work on hereditary prostate cancer (HPC) that Walsh and molecular biologist William Isaacs began 30 years ago. With the tremendous generosity of Walsh’s current and former patients, The Brady established the Patrick C. Walsh Hereditary Prostate Cancer Program.
This is a mission for which The Brady is uniquely prepared: Over the last 30 years, with Walsh’s leadership, we have built one of the world’s largest collections of HPC samples, from more than 3,000 families and 8,000 individual patients, available for advanced DNA sequencing studies.
In exciting news, philanthropists and Brady Advisory Board members Beth and Ross Myers want to help complete this work, and have agreed to match all gifts to this program dollar for dollar up to a total of $4 million, doubling the impact of each gift!
“For the first time,” says Isaacs, “we have the potential to identify every gene involved in HPC, and to help thousands of men and their families understand their family cancer risk, seek early detection and treatment, and save many lives.”
With your help, we can meet this goal! Please contact the Brady Development Office: email@example.com, 410-955-8434.