As we know, prostate cancer is a very serious issue in the African American community. African American men are 60% more likely to develop prostate cancer and twice as likely to die of prostate cancer than men of any other race. Our lack of understanding about the reasons for the increased burden of prostate cancer in African American men remains one of the most important unsolved health disparities in the U.S.
Mybrotha.COM has agreed to work closely with medical researchers at the University of Southern California to support the largest study ever to look at the underlying factors and reasons that put African American men at higher risk for developing and dying from prostate cancer.
The study is a result of the Obama administration's 21st Century Cures Cancer Moonshot initiative, which was one of Vice President Joe Biden's signature causes. The RESPOND Study is a joint effort among the Univesity of Southern California, National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, both part of the NIH, as well as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Moffitt Cancer Center, Cancer Registry of Greater California, New Jersey Department of Health, and researchers from institutions including Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Wayne State School of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, Johns Hopkins University, Baylor College of Medicine, Emory University, and Louisiana State University Health Science Center.WE NEED YOUR HELP
If you are an African American man who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer or if you know someone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer please contact us to learn more about this important study. Only through hearing from African American men with prostate cancer can we learn about the factors and reasons that influence African American men's risk of developing prostate this deadly disease.