High risk genes for prostate cancer

Grant number: 1028280 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Some advances have been made in identifying genetic factors that underlie susceptibility to prostate cancer but few explain multiple-cases of prostate cancer in families. Linkage studies show that the unexplained familial aggregations of prostate cancer are likely to be explained by mutations in many genes. This research will utilize our prior research, our extensive research resources, new technology and supercomputing to identify genetic factors associated with prostate cancer susceptibility.