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Biobank for African American Prostate Cancer Research in Florida
The purposes of this study are: a) to develop a statewide Biobank for prostate cancer among men of African Ancestry in Florida and; b) to examine whether smoking increases the aggressiveness of prostate cancer using several biological approaches. Investigators plan to contact African American prostate cancer patients regarding participation. This project has 3 main components. Eligible patients may choose to participate in any or all parts of the study: Questionnaires; Saliva Samples; Tumor Tissue.
Aim 1. To collect and manage detailed patients' data, outcome information and bio-specimens from men of African Ancestry with prostate cancer (n=6,000), diagnosed between Jan 2013 and Dec. 2015. Aim 2. To test the hypothesis that smoking increases the aggressiveness of prostate cancer using epidemiological and molecular biological approaches. 2A. To estimate the impact of smoking in prostate cancer aggressiveness. 2B. To identify genetic and epigenetic changes associated with smoking and aggressiveness in prostate tumor samples.
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