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Veterans, African American Men, And Prostate Cancer

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Race and chemical exposures can affect risk for prostate cancer. Fund research to understand the increased risks of African-American men and to elucidate the effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other battlefield chemicals.

  • $38,145 pledged of $50K (76%)
  • 328 backers

Researchers

  • Nicholas Mitsiades, MD
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Michael Ittmann, MD
    Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Jones, MD, MSc
    Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Understanding the Factors that Increase Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness in African American Men and Veterans Exposed to Battlefield Chemicals

Factors such as race and chemical exposures can affect risk for prostate cancer.

For example, African American men are 2.4 times more likely to get prostate cancer than Caucasian men.

Prostate Cancer Foundation funded researchers will study prostate cancer samples from US Veterans to better understand the biologic factors that contribute to increased prostate cancer aggressiveness in African-American men, and to elucidate the effects of exposure to battlefield chemicals such as Agent Orange on the development and progression of prostate cancer.

  • $38,145 pledged of $50K (76%)
  • 328 backers