The study will detect cancer of the prostate in African-American men. African American men develop prostate cancer at a young age. The cancer spreads rapidly making it difficult to treat. Our method will detect substances produced by prostate cancer. The test will examine blood collected from men who have concerns with their prostate. The study will develop the test and make it available in the clinic. The test will help African American men in the community who do not have access to medical care. Early finding of prostate cancer will provide enough time for cure and will help reduce cancer related suffering and death.
Arun Sreekumar, PhD
Location: Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center - Texas
Proposal: Development of CLIA-certified non-invasive metabolic markers for early detection of prostate cancer in African American Men