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Father’s Day, June 16 we had a community event at the House of Hope Church on the south side of Chicago for Prostate Cancer screening. The event had a good turn out. We were able to reach a lot of men and promote awareness.
Check out these photos from the latest outreach event for Westinghouse College Prep High School students on Wednesday, May 1, in Prentice Women’s Hospital. This was a panel of health professionals speaking with freshmen and sophomore students interested in careers in the health field. This was the Men In Medicine…
Doctor Adam Murphy, Instructor of Urology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses cancer and disparity in lifespan between white and black males.
Our research collaborator, Dr. Rick Kittles, presented on the genetics of race and the role of racial identity as a disease risk factor at Northwestern recently.
On April 7, 2013, we will be headed to Washington DC to present our research on the effect of HIV status on treatment for prostate cancer. Title: Presentation and treatment of prostate cancer in HIV-infected men: Do disparities exist?
Screening services were provided to 102 people from the West Pullman neighborhood in Chicago. We performed PSA testing in a diverse group of 14 men. Thanks to Regina Moore at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center for asking for our participation.
Evidence suggests that even when advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen deprivation therapy (Lupron or Zoladex), it is useful to continue on androgen deprivation because excess testosterone still allows for cancer cells to progress faster and spread throughout the body. van der Sluis TM, Bijnsdorp IV, Jacobs JJ, Meuleman…
Calling men age 35 and older… We are doing a study that looks at genetic African ancestry and prostate cancer risk and another study that looks at vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for prostate cancer. We have a couple of other research opportunities. They do not take much…