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Improved Sensitivity and Specificity for Detection of Prostate Cancer

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Annual rept., 1 Mar 2004-28 Feb 2005

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The award was made on September 24, 2003 for which the awardcontract was received on Jan 22, 2004. The Internal Review Board approval was obtained from the University of Maryland, Baltimore on May 11, 2004. This information was provided to the Department of Defense. The approved IRB protocol was then submitted to the Army Office of the Surgeon Generals Human Subjects Review Board HSRRB in June of 2004. This review process is still ongoing. The latest communication that we received was on April 28, 2005 which asks for clarification of a couple of minor issues and to make the language easy in the consent form such that a person with an 8th standard education could understand. In essence, our work on humans has not started. As the process of human subject research approval continues, we have made some headway in optimizing our algorithms for deformation correction of the prostate as is required for Specific Aim 1. As soon as the HSRRB approves the application, we will submit the modified protocol to the Internal Review Board of the University of Maryland, Baltimore for their approval upon whose approval we will commence the research on human subjects.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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