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August 31, 2012

Ethnic Disparity Paper Published in Urology

The team at CPDR is proud to announce its seventh publication of 2012. "Differences in Frequency of ERG Oncoprotein Expression between Index Tumors of Caucasian and African American Patients with Prostate Cancer" was published in Urology (The Gold Journal) online on August 29, 2012. The article is in press and will also appear in an upcoming print journal. The authors found that ERG typing of prostate cancer established a major difference between the index tumors of Caucasian and African American patients. The results of this study underscore that typing of prostate cancer for ERG could enhance the understanding of the biologic differences between Caucasian and African American men.

The online abstract can be found here: Full Article


August 10, 2012

Five Students Complete CPDR Summer Student

On August 10, 2012, five students from the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Summer Student Professional Development Program completed their research projects and presented their data and results to CPDR staff and senior USUHS leadership. Their research efforts will contribute to a multitude of ongoing projects within CPDR and their results and data were well received by all in attendance.

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June 20, 2012

CPDR Announces Partnership with AUAF for 2-Year Fellowship Program

The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), along with the American Urological Association Foundation (AUAF), is announcing a partnership to provide support for a two-year fellowship through AUAF's Research Scholars Program. The awarded fellow will receive $80,000 during the course of two years to complete a research project dealing with genetics alterations associated with the following:

  • Discovery and validation of prognostic markers of aggressive prostate cancer;
  • Developing prostate cancer-specific diagnostic markers that will improve the specificity of serum PSA tests;
  • Developing better understanding of molecular bases of cancer susceptibility in high risk cancer groups (e.g., African Americans);
  • Developing new therapeutic strategies focusing on causal gene alterations in prostate cancer

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June 8, 2012

CPDR Presentations and Highlights at the 2012 AUA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA; May 19-23

In addition to Dr. Rosen's and Dr. Allemang's winning poster presentations, the CPDR multi-disciplinary team presented 9 other notable, moderated poster presentations at the 2012 AUA Annual Meeting. This showing – 11 presentations total – from the CPDR team is one of the largest in recent history, and the directors and staff are extremely proud of the hard work and effort that the doctors and researchers have put forth. The research was led by COL David McLeod, (Ret), MD, CPDR Director and Professor at Uniformed Services University (USU) and by Shiv Srivastava, PhD, Co-Director and Professor at USU.

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June 1, 2012

CPT Philip Rosen, MD, and LT Travis Allemang, MD, both won the distinguished "2012 Best of Poster" award at the 2012 AUA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Dr. Rosen presented his poster titled "Distinguishing Features of ERG Oncoprotein Expression Among Matched Cohorts of African-American and Caucasian-American Prostate Cancer Patients" at the 2012 AUA Annual Meeting. The next day, on Monday, May 21, 2012, Dr. Allemang presented his poster titled "Age-Associated Gene-Expression Signatures in Non-Familial Prostate Cancer."

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