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:

  • Clayton Yates, PhD - Tuskegee University (Research Director)
  • Solomon Rotimi, PhD - Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria (Africa Director of Translational Research)
  • R. Renee Reams, PhD - Florida A&M University
  • Titilola Akinremi, MBChB, FMCPath, MPH, FUICC - 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, PhD - Mayo Clinical Jacksonville
  • Robin Roberts, MBBS, FRCSC, MBA - University of West Indies, The Bahamas
  • Catherine Oladoyinbo, PhD - Africa Director of Population Sciences Program, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Abeokuta

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:

  • R. Renee Reams, PhD - Florida A&M University (Education & Training Director)
  • Dogo Hassan Mohammed, MBBS, MHPM, FWACS - Director of Education & Training, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
  • J. Olufemi Ogunbiyi, MBBS, FWACP, IFCAP - University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Frank Chinegwundoh, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FEBU - 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:

  • Faruk Mohammed, PhD - Africa Director of Government Relations, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Abidemi Omonisi, MBBS, FWACP, FCPath, ECSA - Africa Director of Policy Planning for West Africa, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
  • Iya Eze Bassey-B.MLS, MSc, PhD - Director of Development and Communications, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • Levi H. McIntosh, Jr., EdD - United States
  • Babatunde Akinremi, PhD - Nigeria