Arul Chinnaiyan, MD
Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

Prostate Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Welcome to the University of Michigan (U-M) Prostate SPORE website. The U-M Prostate SPORE launched in 1995 as one of the first NCI-funded SPORE programs in the country. The goals of the U-M Prostate SPORE are to foster research productivity, promote interaction and collaboration among researchers, and optimize the institution's strengths and unique scientific opportunities to advance prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Toward these objectives, our team of clinician scientists and researchers have realized major discoveries that have made our program a national leader in translational research. Close collaboration with investigators from across the University of Michigan campus, SPOREs at UM and other institutions, industry, national networks and other Universities have made these discoveries possible.

As Director, I am proud of our talented investigators and the scientific advances achieved. I look forward to opportunities and challenges ahead in our mission to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer.


News Events
Vishal Kothari, PhD, won first prize for his poster, "DNAPK: A promising prognostic biomarker and a therapeutic target in CRPC" at the Prostate SPOREs Prostate Cancer Workshop March 15-17, 2015. Dr. Kothari's poster was selected best from 65 entries.


New technology at UM improves prostate cancer biopsies.


Rapid Autopsy Program publishes first case described for either a primary renal tumor or HLRCC-related cancer

1/8/15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Mark L. Day, Ph.D., presents "Multi-Domain Targeting of ADAM15 in Metastatic Prostate Cancer."

1/9/15 - Prostate Oncology Program Mini-Retreat, 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon. Agenda includes discussion of current science, translational opportunities, investigator interaction and philanthropy.

2/5/15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Morand Piert, M.D., UM Department of Radiology will present his current research on the exciting responses in prostate cancer imaging and the PSMA small molecule.

3/5/15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Russ Taichman, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., UM School of Dentistry presents.

3/15-17/15 - Multi-Institutional Prostate Cancer Workshop.

4/2/15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Todd Morgan, M.D., presents his Prostate SPORE Career Development research.

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