Genetic Alterations in Prostate Cancers among African-American Men and Comparisons with Cancers from European and Asian Patients
Technical Report,29 Sep 2014,28 Sep 2015
NorthShore University Health System Evanston United States
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Prostate cancer PCa research is lacking in the area of genetic epidemiology, particularly as it relates to African American men, who are 50 percent more likely to develop PCa than white men. Furthermore, more research is needed to be able to distinguish aggressive from non-aggressive PCa, especially at early stages. This study seeks to identify genetic alterations in African American men that are associated with aggressive and lethal PCa. Our secondary goal is to develop a cost-effective genetic test to better identify men at heightened risk of developing PCa, which will allow for earlier detection of disease and more effective treatment.