National Cancer Institute
July 17, 2018
The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to the aggressiveness of prostate cancer in African-American men to better understand why they disproportionally experience aggressive disease—that is, a disease that grows and spreads quickly—compared with men of other racial and ethnic groups.
Read more to learn more about RESPOND from the National Cancer Institute.