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CAU Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development Hosts Partners from Georgia Cancer Center

12/09/2019

ATLANTA, GA – December 3, 2019 – The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University held a meet and greet for The Georgia Cancer Center located at Augusta University. 

During remarks made at the meeting, Dr. George T. French, President Clark Atlanta University, expressed pleasure that this group has begun its work of tacking the issues of Prostate Cancer in a collaborative way.  “Clark Atlanta University is proud of this partnership. We look forward to great outcomes “ said Dr. French.

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Aug. 2019 that created a collaborative partnership aimed at researching prostate cancer and positive patient outcomes.

Prostate cancer is a disease that occurs in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that produces fluid that makes up part of the semen. All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show out of every 100 American men, about 13 will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and about 2 to 3 men will die from it. African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men and are more than twice as likely to die from it. They also tend to get prostate cancer at a younger age, have more advanced disease when it is found, and have a more severe type of prostate cancer than other men.

“The strong collaboration and scientific exchange between the Georgia Cancer Center and the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development at Clark Atlanta University can only benefit the advancement of and breakthrough of results in the treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer,” said Dr. Shafiq A. Khan, Director of the Cancer Center at Clark Atlanta University.

The goal of this five-year partnership is to form a framework of collaboration between the clinicians at the Georgia Cancer Center and researchers at the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development to advance the understanding and education of prostate cancer. Research will include cellular biology, tissue analysis, biomarkers, detection, prevention and treatment.

“Each side brings strength to our partnership that will allow us to tackle prostate cancer in a very substantive way”. ..said Dr. Jorge Cortes, Director Georgia Cancer Center during his recent visit to CAU and the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Sellars-Bates at Kbates@cau.edu.

About Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is a leading research institution of higher education, offering 38 exciting areas of study at bachelor’s, master’s, specialists, and doctoral levels.  Established in 1988 by the historic consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), CAU continues a 150-year legacy rooted in the African-American tradition and focused on the future. Through global innovation, transformative educational experiences, and high-value engagement, CAU cultivates lifted lives that transform the world.
Learn more at www.cau.edu .

About Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University 

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education. Through unprecedented expansion, the Georgia Cancer Center is providing access to more first-in-the-nation clinical trials, world-renowned experts and lifesaving options.  For more information visit, augusta.edu/cancer.