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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A novel oncogenic axis in African American prostate cancer
Principal Investigator:

Michael M. Ittmann

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,788
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common malignancy in veterans. African American (AA) men have the highest incidence of PCa in the world and are twice as likely to die of PCa as European American (EA) men. Studies have shown that there is a higher mortality from PCa in AA men even after adjustment for socioeconomic factors. Thus, biological factors play a significant role in the disparity in incidence and mortality from PCa in AA men. We have carried out the largest existing combined study of g...

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