Support of the Center for Prostate Disease Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Annual rept. 25 Aug-30 Sep 95,
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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This progress report covers the third year of existence of the Center for Prostate Disease Research CPDR, a collaborative research program of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences USUHS, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center WRAMC and Institute of Research WRAIR, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology AFIP. The Center is involved in the study of the molecular biology of prostate disease through laboratory activities at USUHS and the clinical study of prostate patients and pathology of the prostate at WRAMC and AFIP. The main goal of CPDR is to integrate both basic and clinical study of prostate cancer to bring basic science advances to the clinical benefit of prostate cancer patients. The CPDR laboratory is housed in rooms A-3OO9 A-30l 8 and contains approximately 1,500 sq. ft. of space within the Department of Surgery at USUIlS and is a fully-equipped molecular biology laboratory. Five full-time researchers and several part-time research students are utilizing this facility. The CPDR laboratory is also being utilized for training of Urology residents from Walter Reed in the field of molecular biology of prostate cancer. A formal memorandum of understanding for the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, to participate in these efforts has been completed. CPDR clinical activities are based at the Urology Service, Department of Surgery at WRAMC. Three 150 sq. ft. offices houses five full-time employees and a number of part-time researchers. A comprehensive clinical database of all prostate cancer patients treated at WRAMC is underway which is integrated with pathologic and molecular studies.
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