Chairman of PCEC since 1989. Dr. Crawford is professor of surgery, professor of radiation oncology, and head of the Section of Urologic Oncology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) in Denver.

A nationally recognized expert in prostate cancer, Dr. Crawford is the recipient of more than 95 research grants for the study of the following topics: treatment of advanced bladder cancer; metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate; hormone-refractory prostate cancer; and several areas of urologic infections and malignancies. He has authored or coauthored over 300 articles published in such journals as Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Crawford is also an editorial reviewer or consultant for a large number of publications, including Urology, Journal of Urology, The New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  Dr. Crawford is also an active member of many national and international organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Urological Association (AUA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Within the AUA, he is a member of the Committee to Study Urologic Research Funding and the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Subcommittee. Dr. Crawford also currently serves on the board of the Southwest Oncology Group.  Dr. Crawford’s involvement in the national prostate cancer arena is highly recognized. He has received several honors and awards, including, as co-investigator, the 1999 CaP Cure Annual Award for Scientific Presentation. In 1997, he was presented with a “Freddie Award” at the AMA International Health and Medical Film Competition for the program, ITV: The Cutting Edge Medical Report (Prostate Cancer: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Defeating), which Dr. Crawford hosted with special guest, retired General Norman Schwarzkopf.


Early detection saved my life.  More men need to know about their risk, and their opportunities to get screened.

~ Keith Wegen, prostate cancer survivor

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