African American Clinical Trials Participation


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& PHEN Clinical Trials Rally When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the year 2000 I had already lost my father and both grandfathers to the disease. This made me the third generation in my family to face prostate cancer.  However, it was some years later that I understood the important role of genetics in a man’s prostate health. Researchers are working to pinpoint the exact genetic reasons that African American men are diagnosed with a 60% higher rate of prostate cancer and die from the disease at a 130% higher rate than white men. While this work is being pursued new pro...