17 01, 2019

2019 Anti-Doping Conferences and Events

By |2019-01-23T11:44:01-06:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The PCC has once again compiled a list of anti-doping conferences being held in the coming year. Get your calendars ready for a very full 2019! Be sure to check back regularly for updates to the list as many events are expected [...]

11 12, 2018

Small Amount of Blood Doping: Large Impact.

By |2018-12-11T11:28:04-06:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New data from a PCC funded study from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen reveals that a small blood transfusion of only 135 ml of red blood cells can improve performance in cycling and other [...]

21 11, 2018

The Role of Pharmacy in Anti-Doping: An Interview with PharmD Student Athena Brindle

By |2018-11-27T10:29:03-06:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Athena Brindle is a PharmD student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy. She recently had the unique opportunity to intern at USADA, where she created a quick reference internal supplement ingredient database, learned about the Therapeutic Use Exemption [...]

9 11, 2018

The PCC’s first Corporate Member is Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc (CDT!)

By |2018-11-16T18:59:06-06:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The PCC has aligned with a new partner to bring even more value to the anti-doping movement. We are excited to welcome US-based sample collection agency Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc (CDT) to our growing list of sponsors. Through PCC sponsorship, CDT [...]

9 11, 2018

Quick Funding for Anti-Doping Research – An Interview with Dr. James Hopker

By |2018-11-16T18:59:06-06:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. James Hopker, a Reader in Exercise Physiology and Director of Postgraduate Research at the University of Kent, was recently awarded a PCC Micro-Grant to develop an Athlete Passport Program for sports anti-doping. While Dr. Hopker's main research interest concerns responses to exercise and [...]

23 04, 2018

Event Spotlight: The 37th Cologne Workshop on Dope Analysis

By |2019-02-21T08:14:12-06:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The PCC is once again delighted to attend the Manfred Donike Workshop, held annually in Cologne, Germany. 2019 marks the 37th iteration of the event. The conference is hosted by Dr. Mario Thevis, head of the Centre for Preventative Doping Research and [...]

5 04, 2018

5 myths about the PCC

By |2018-11-16T18:59:07-06:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For our first Myth Vs. Fact blog series installment, we're tackling myths related to the PCC itself! We test athletes Nope! We fund the science that creates and advances anti-doping technology. For instance, the techniques and devices used by sample collection [...]

14 02, 2018

New Research: Growth Hormone Biomarker

By |2018-11-16T18:59:07-06:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A new paper, published by the team led by Dr. David Cowan at the WADA-Accredited Drug Control Centre at King’s College London, has been published in “Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.” The research focuses on the usage of P-III-NP as a [...]

13 02, 2018

PCC Funding: Not Just for WADA Labs

By |2018-11-16T18:59:07-06:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A common misconception about anti-doping science is that practitioners of research in this field are all associated with anti-doping laboratories. In fact, the majority of investigators we fund represent numerous fields of science (from analytical chemistry to physiology), and conduct their [...]

12 02, 2018

The New PCC Fellowship Program

By |2018-11-16T18:59:08-06:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The PCC wants to ensure our programs best serve the community of scientists carrying out the important work that helps us meet our mission: detecting and deterring the usage of performance enhancing drugs through high quality science. In 2017, we realized [...]

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