Prostate Cancer Genetics in African Americans
Annual rept. 15 Aug 2013 14 Aug 2014
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 two years of this grant has involved 1 hiring and training of culturally competent research personnel 2 the establishment of a project-specific database 3 recruitment of research participants and 4 data collection and pedigree development. Progress has been made in all four objectives. Although recruitment has been slow and challenging at both study sites, significant progress has been made.
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