Baylor Participates in Prostate Study

Baylor College of Medicine is among a national network of health care institutions and collaboratives recruiting for what is described as the largest coordinated research study of aggressive prostate cancer in African American men.

An estimated 30,000 African American men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society’s most recent figures, and the disease is believed to have killed more than 4,400 black men that year. Black men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men and have the highest death rate from the disease among all racial or ethnic groups in the United States, findings show.

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