June 20: Your Health Connection Features CCRTD Year In Review

Jun 19, 2018

Join Host Paula Gwynn Grant Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m on Jazz 91.9 WCLK for the June edition of Your Health Connection. We'll take a look at the year in review at the Center For Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University (CCRTD).  CCRTD is attempting to crack the genetic code of prostate cancer, and addressing health disparities in  the African American Community, as well as training the next generation of minority molecular biologists. 

Our guests will include CCRTD Scientific Director Dr. Shafiq Khan; CCRTD Senior Research Scientist and Director of Community Outreach Dr. Kimberly Davis; and, Professor and Molecular Biologist Dr. Valerie Odero-Marah. We’ll talk with them about the progress they’ve made this year in bringing an end to prostate cancer, which disproportionately affects the African American Community. 

Here are some important links related to our topic, courtesy of Dr. Kimberly Davis:

  • Immunotherapy effective against 'untreatable' prostate cancer

https://interestingengineering.com/advanced-prostate-cancer-may-be-cured-by-immunotherapy-trial-reveals

  • Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321973.php

  • Experimental drug targets prostate cancer's chief weakness

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321713.php

  • Soy may raise risk of advanced prostate cancer

https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19556105/soy-and-prostate-cancer/

Mission

The mission of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD), Clark Atlanta University’s Center of Excellence serving the African-American community, is to provide opportunities for high caliber basic and translational research; train scientists in cancer research; and provide an educational environment for community outreach, prevention, early detection, and treatment of prostate cancer which disproportionately affects African Americans.