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Novel Prostate Cancer Cell Lines to Address Prostate Cancer Disparity in Black Men

The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Novel Prostate Cancer Cell Lines to Address Prostate Cancer Disparity in Black Men

Principal Institution

University of the West Indies

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Badal, Simone Annmarie

Project Contact Information

Email: simone.badal@uwimona.edu.jm

Year(s) Awarded

2020-2025

Country

Jamaica

Collaborators

Research Institute of Fox Chase Cancer Center

NIH Partners

NCI

Project Description

The lack of representation of samples from men of African ancestry (MAA) in preclinical and clinical research is believed to contribute to the higher incidence and mortality rates of prostate cancer among MAA. As cell lines are tools used to understand the biology of tumors from which they are derived as well as to develop therapeutics and diagnostics (theranostics), the underrepresentation of these from MAA needs urgent rectifying. This project seeks to develop novel MAA cell lines that will aid in developing novel therapies from Jamaican natural products for MAA with PCa, a patient population with the highest incidence and worst mortality rates for PCa.

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