Prostate Cancer Genetics in African Americans
Annual rept. 15 Aug 2011-14 Aug 2012
CREIGHTON UNIV OMAHA NE
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Our intent has been to identify African American males diagnosed with prostate cancer between the ages of 40 and 75 and registering them along with their at risk relatives into a program of cancer education, cancer screening, and early intervention to reduce disparities in prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in the African American community in Nebraska and Mississippi. Family history of prostate and other cancers is being recorded with the purpose of identifying any hereditary prostate cancer syndrome. This will be possible through the recruitment of a total of 800 African Americans who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, through recruitment activities and screenings in Omaha, Nebraska, and Jackson, Mississippi. The most significant work during the first year of this grant has involved 1 hiring and training of research personnel 2 the establishment of a project-specific database and 3 beginning recruitment of research participants. The first of these objectives has been accomplished, with continuing education of personnel. The second has been achieved, with the database itself constructed and a database manual under preparation. The third is ongoing in Omaha and Jackson through cooperation with local urologists and outreach to the African American communities.
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