The Department recently received approval to establish the University of Florida Prostate Disease Center (UFPDC). The UFPDC is an inter-disciplinary, statewide research and education center that facilitates the development of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced treatment methods for prostate disease. This new Center of Excellence, the only one of its kind in the Southeast, will investigate prostate disease on a preclinical and clinical level, pushing forth new medical knowledge, setting new benchmarks for standards of care and advancing new paradigms for tomorrow’s biomedical training. The Center will bring the expertise of scientists and clinicians in urology, cellular and molecular biology, physics, immunology, pharmacology, socio-behavioral sciences, functional genomics, nursing, radiation oncology, medical oncology, cancer endocrinology, and epidemiology under one roof, all working to improve the lives of those diagnosed with the disease. Establishing the UFPDC is a significant milestone in the Department’s quest to eliminate Genitourinary Cancer, the second leading cause of male cancer deaths in the U.S.