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Study of Prostate Cancer Screening and Mortality in Black and White Men in the Five Atlanta Area SEER Counties

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Annual rept. 24 Sep 2004-23 Sep 2005

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We are implementing a case-controlstudy of prostate cancer screening and mortality in 5 Metro Atlanta 23 North Central Florida counties to determine if screening with the PSADRE reduces mortality from prostate cancer in black and white men. 566 Prostate cancer deaths 221 Black and 345 Whites Men occurring to residents of Metro Atlanta during 1998-2001 were identified, reviewed, and linked to the hospitals of prior treatment. IRB approval and access to medical records have been requested from most of the institutions and IRBs. A total of 436 charts have been reviewed to date. Majority of the charts were obtained from the 5 largest hospitals in Atlanta Crawford Long, Dekalb Med Ctr., Emory Univ Hospt, Grady, and Piedmont Hospital. Efforts are underway to obtain information from hospital-based controls in Atlanta. Three locations in north central Florida VA Medical Center, Shands at U of Florida and Shands Jacksonville will provide access to prostate cancer patient records starting March 2006 to determine cases from the 23 participating counties. Post-Doctoral fellow Dr.William MKanta 011306 - and Research Assistant Spring 2006 have been hired to manage the project and collect data in Florida. Activities for the current period include 1 identification of controls in Atlanta, 2 chart reviews for prostate cancer deaths in Atlanta Florida, 3 preparation of preliminary data analysis from the charts of cases reviewed.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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