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Date:3/25/2011

cer research, will further develop the multicenter collaborative structure for prostate cancer research in Africa. The African Centers of Excellence (ACEs) brings together investigators interested in studies of prostate cancer in Africa and develops multicenter collaborative research in order to understand prostate cancer incidence, mortality, and prevention in men of African descent.

Rebbeck's team will undertake descriptive and analytical epidemiology studies to understand the magnitude of the prostate cancer problem and identify relevant risk factors for prostate cancer etiology and outcomes. The team will undertake studies of inherited genotypes for prostate cancer etiology and outcomes. Additionally, they will study somatic biomarkers in prostate tumors, including ETS fusion proteins, telomere length, infection, and miRNA, genomic expression studies, and other relevant biomarkers. By expanding the research infrastructure and capabilities of the ACEs group, Rebbeck's team will address an important and increasing cancer problem in Africa, and will continue research development in an underserved continent. The knowledge gained from studies of aggressive disease in Africa may in turn aid in the understanding of aggressive prostate cancer diagnosed anywhere in the world.

This grant is for an ongoing international cancer research collaboration. Rebbeck's collaborators are:

  • Pedro Fernandez, Ph.D., University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Serigne M. Gueye, M.D., Hpital Gnral de Grand Yoff and Universit Cheikh Anta DIOP, Dakar, Senegal
  • Sunny Doodu Mante, M.D., 37 Military Hospital, Accra, Ghana
  • Michael N. Okobia, Ph.D., University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Stephen G. Watya, M.Med., Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

2011 Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Personalized Cancer Medicine

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Contact: Michele Sharp
Michele.Sharp@aacr.org
267-646-0622
American Association for Cancer Research
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