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US Department of Defense will fund new approach against the most aggressive type of prostate cancer

The U.S. Department of Defense has granted the “Impact Award” to explore new therapeutic options against advanced prostate cancer—scientifically known as castration-resistant or hormone therapy resistant prostate cancer- to a multidisciplinary team of researchers made up of the Prostate Cancer Clinical Research Unit of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), led by David Olmos, the Prostate Cancer Translational Research Group of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), led by Joaquín Mateo, and the Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory of the University of Washington, led by Colin Pritchard. The team will receive a 2 million dollar grant for this 3-year project and will examine the identification of new markers as predictors of response to treatment, with the aim of identifying which patients will respond worse to therapy and thus offer them other therapeutic options.

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source: Phys.org