RESPOND is the First Large-Scale Study on African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

August 3, PSA Rising. African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than men of any other race and the disease is often more aggressive when diagnosed.

Now, African American touched by prostate cancer are being asked to join an ambitious study to find out why African-American men are at higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer and why they are more likely to die from it.

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Facing prostate cancer together. African American prostate cancer patient-survivors invited to join nationwide RESPOND study. Photo source: newsroom: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Called RESPOND, this nationwide study aims to attract 10,000 African-American menĀ  to participate. The $26.5 million effort will look at the role of social stressors and genetics in the development of prostate cancer in African-American men. Continue reading “RESPOND is the First Large-Scale Study on African-American Men with Prostate Cancer”