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Accession Number ADA563964
Title Reducing Prostate Cancer Disparities Through Behavioral and Biologic Epidemiologic Approaches.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 19p
Personal Author B. Drake
Abstract For my cancer epidemiology research to flourish, the next phase of my training should include mentorship and training on the use of behavioral and biologic epidemiological methods concurrently. I seek to utilize this award to accomplish four main objectives: 1) To increase knowledge in and integrate the application of biologic and behavioral epidemiological methods in prostate cancer disparity research; 2) To increase my publication record; 3) To seek and obtain additional funding, specifically an R01, by the end of year four; 4) To strengthen skills in managing research teams and to develop relationship with colleagues who might serve as coinvestigators on future projects. The main goal of the project I am proposing for this career development award is to determine the impact vitamin D has on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. We will be able to assess behaviors such as adherence to vitamin supplementation, diet and well as sun exposure. The future potential of this project is great. We will be able to demonstrate in the highest risk group for prostate cancer, a tangible prevention strategy that is supported by sound epidemiology and has strong potential for dissemination.
Keywords African americans
Medical research
Prostate cancer
Prostate gland
Vitamin d

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Saint Louis Univ., MO. Inst. of Tech.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual summary 1 Sep 2009-31 Aug 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number W81XWH-09-1-0638

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