Program Information


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.


The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) will develop a scientific research center of national prominence with a clear focus on prostate cancer and its impact within the African-American community. This comprehensive center will engage in world-class basic and translational research; provide training for future generations of cancer scientists; and conduct community-based educational and research activities.