CPDR is a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer and prostate disease, CPDR was established in 1992 (Public Law 102-172). The program’s mission is fulfilled primarily through its three principal programs: (1) the Clinical Translational Research Center; (2) the Basic Science Research Program, and (3) the Tri-Service Multicenter Prostate Cancer Database to encompass its clinical research work with participating military medical centers.
The Clinical Translational Research Center
A prostate cancer clinical trials center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Recognizing that too few men have participated in clinical trials in the past, this Center will make state-of-the-art research trials available to deserving military health beneficiaries. The Center is open to all beneficiaries worldwide.
Basic Science Research Program
The only free-standing prostate cancer research center in the U.S. This 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art basic science laboratory facility is attracting the best and brightest to study the disease. Using blood and tissues collected from volunteering military beneficiaries, the CPDR laboratory has amassed a large bank of prostate cancer specimens that are serving to unravel the genetics of the disease.
Tri-Service Multicenter Prostate Cancer Database
The largest, most comprehensive prostate cancer database in the United States. Involving the Army, Air Force, and Navy at multiple military medical centers, the program is a model for interservice cooperation and research collaboration. With approximately 26,000 prostate cancer survivors enrolled to date, the CPDR database is rapidly becoming a national resource.
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Quarterly Guest Speakers
Dr. Philip Arlen
National Cancer Institute
Topic: "Prostate Cancer: An Overview and Update of Novel Treatment Modalities"
There have been remarkable advances in the therapy for prostate cancer over the past decade. We will be discussing these advances as well as new treatment options in clinical trials.
Date: Thursday 5 May 2016
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).
Read the MAY 2016 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter
February 2, 2016
CPDR Urology Residents Take Top Awards at 2016 James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar
Urology Residents conducting research at The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center presented their research at the Residents Competition category of the James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar, San Diego, 2016.
January 11, 2016
A Novel Gene Alteration Associates with Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men
The USU, Walter Reed-Bethesda and JPC collaborative team, through comprehensive evaluations of matched cohorts of African American and Caucasian American prostate cancers, previously established a higher frequency of ERG alterations in Caucasians (50-70%) and its significantly lower frequency in African Americans (20-25%). These intriguing observations actually provided the rational for the current study focusing on whole genome evaluations of prostate cancers from these two patient populations.