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NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation launch large study on aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men

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.