|CANCER & TREATMENTS FOR CANCER CENTER PATIENTS PREVENTION & RISK ASSESSMENT CLINICAL TRIALS & RESEARCH LIVING WITH CANCER|
Volume 5, Summer, 2011
From the DirectorThe Prostate Cancer Genetics Project (PCGP) at the University of Michigan has been continuously funded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1995 for our research focused on uncovering the molecular basis of inherited forms of prostate cancer. We continue to bring new technologies to our studies and in this edition of our newsletter, we highlight our NIH-funded research project entitled, "Genome-wide scan for genetic variants associated with early-onset prostate cancer," which is a collaboration between our research team as well as investigators at Johns Hopkins University, Wake Forest University and University of North Carolina. Early-onset disease is sometimes a marker of inherited susceptibility, so in this research we are focusing on studying men with prostate cancer diagnosed prior to age 56.
I hope that you continue to find these newsletters helpful and informative. Please let us know if there are other topics that you would like to hear about over the coming months.
Kathleen A. Cooney, M.D.
PCGP Newsletter is published by the Prostate Cancer Genetics Project.