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The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to Host Annual Town Hall Forum Nov. 14

  • Description:
  • Date: 11/7/2013
  • Author: Larry Calhoun
  • Origin:Clark Atlanta University

WHO:             Panelists:

·       Mr. Charles Cooke, Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition

·       Dr. Eric Jacobs, strategic director and pharma epidemoilogy, American Cancer Society

·       Dr. Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, research assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania

·       Dr. Shafiq A. Khan, eminent scholar and executive director of the CCRTD

WHAT:           Will host a free town hall forum,“Prostate Cancer in African-American Men: Biology vs. Lifestyle,” in partnership with CAU-TV.

WHEN:           Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 2:30p.m.

WHERE:         Robert W. Woodruff Library, Studio A (lower level) 111 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.  Paid parking in deck on Mildred Street.

BACKGROUND:       Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. African-American men have the highest incidence rate for prostate cancer in the United States and are more than twice as likely as Caucasian men to die of the disease. The causes of higher rates of prostate cancer among African-American males are largely unknown, but a wide variety of potential risk factors, including dietary and other lifestyle differences, occupational exposures, and hormonal and genetic differences could have an impact. For more information, email: or call 404-880-6878.