CaPTC Working Groups

Translational Research: Genomics of Prostate Cancer Health Disparity

This working group currently focuses on identifying useful biomarkers to distinguish indolent versus aggressive prostate tumors, and identifying the biological risk factors linked to prostate cancer among Black men.

Working Group Leaders:

  • R. Renee Reams, Ph.D. - Florida A&M University
  • Titilola Akinremi, M.B.Ch.B., F.M.C.Path., M.P.H., F.U.I.C.C. - Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Translational Research: Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors

This working group currently focuses on identifying the environmental and behavioral risk factors linked to prostate cancer among Black men, and developing ethnically sensitive, targeted approaches to eliminating the prostate cancer disparities experienced globally by Black men.

Working Group Leaders:

  • Folakemi T. Odedina, Ph.D. - University of Florida
  • Robin Roberts, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S.C., M.B.A. - University of West Indies, The Bahamas

Education and Training

This working group currently focuses on fostering prostate cancer education and training initiatives for low-resource countries. Initiatives include educational workshops, development of training manuals, and conferences.

Working Group Leaders:

  • J. Olufemi Ogunbiyi, M.B.B.S., F.W.A.C.P., I.F.C.A.P. - University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Frank Chinegwundoh, M.B.B.S., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.E.B.U. - University of London, U.K.

Advocacy

The primary goal of this working group is to make prostate cancer advocacy a top priority globally through education, community outreach, research, fundraising, political, and advocacy.

Working Group Leaders:

  • Levi H. McIntosh, Jr., Ed.D. - United States
  • Babatunde Akinremi, Ph.D. - Nigeria

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