Accession Number:

ADA413578

Title:

Racial Differences in Prostate Cancer: Influences of Health Care Interaction and Host and Tumor Biology

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 10 Dec 2001-9 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Development Award Proposal was to form a Consortium of nine institutions to conduct a comprehensive study of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer Cap that exhibit different CaP mortality rates-500 North Carolina African Americans high risk, 500 Louisiana African Americans intermediate risk and 1000 Caucasian Americans in both states low risk. The scope of the proposed studies is to categorize the relative contributions to CaP mortality from racial differences in 1 interaction with the health care system 2 biology of the host and 3 characteristics of the tumor. The Development Award allowed us to submit a Consortium proposal that was approved for funding assemble a team of investigators, administrative structure and scientific and lay oversight committees to facilitate the proposed studies pilot our methods in a small study that demonstrated that men of both races in both states would participate in the proposed studies verify that research specimens were suitable for the analyses proposed improve the method for measurement of apoptosis in CaP demonstrate diagnostic prostate biopsies could be microarrayed assemble the interview instruments formulate a plan to meet the new HIPA requirements and begin the development of the central Consortium database.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE