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Georgetown University and Hampton University Prostate Cancer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

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Annual rept. 23 Sep 2013-22 Sep 2014

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The training grant has two goals. The first goal is to integrate the students from Hampton University HU into the Prostate Center through research, lectures, seminars, and clinical exposure. The second goal is to attract talented HU students into the graduate prostate cancer program at GU. To achieve these goals, the training program is divided into two parts. Part I 8-12 weeks consists of a mentored summer research experience at GU in the laboratory of a training faculty and attendance of lectures, seminars, and journal club. Attendance on clinical rounds and at clinical conferences on prostate cancer allows the trainees to follow prostate cancer patients through treatment. In addition, the trainees attend the weekly graduate school preparation session and are scheduled to take the GRE general and subject tests. During the academic year, part II consists of an educational and research component that enhances the prostate cancer training of the students through enrollment in HU BIO408 Research Problems. During the first year of funding, four students from HU conducted research on the mechanism of action of novel drugs that sensitize prostate tumors to radiation treatment on the role of metals in the activation of the androgen receptor differences in protein signatures of prostate cancer cells from African and European Americans and the status of PTEN gene deletion and expression and TMPS22 translocations in conditionally re-programmed prostate cancer cell lines. The students are currently enrolled in the Research Problems course and scheduled to take the GRE exam.

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  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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