Established in February 2015 with funding from the Partnership for Patient Care, PURC is a quality improvement initiative that brings urology practices together in a physician-led, data-sharing and improvement collaborative aimed at advancing the quality of diagnosis and care for men with prostate cancer. HCIF serves as the coordinating center, providing administrative, clinical, and database support for program members.


1. Provide a reliable, sustainable platform for prostate cancer data collection

2. Reduce variation in care delivery and utilization of services for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer

3. To measure, understand, and influence outcomes following prostate biopsy and radical prostatectomy

4. Improve patient-centered decision making among men faced with treatment choices for clinically localized prostate cancer

Check out the Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Task Force’s press release and report to the Pennsylvania General Assembly with recommendations for addressing prostate health and prostate cancer care.

For more information on Prostate Cancer:

PURC Tools and Resources:


Claudette Fonshell, Director, Clinical Improvement