CPDR is a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer and prostate disease in the triservice military health care system. Established in 1992 (Public Law 102-172), CPDR has received funding from Congress through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command since 1992. Since its inception, the program has progressed in an outstanding manner as evidenced by:
Multi-center National Database Program
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.
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.
Clinical Research Program
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.
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September 29, 2014
Genomic Health Announces Positive Results from Latest Clinical Validation Study of Oncotype DX® as Predictor of Near- and Long-term Outcomes in Racially Diverse Group of Prostate Cancer Patients
REDWOOD CITY, CA – Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced strongly positive results from an additional independent clinical validation study of the Oncotype DX® prostate cancer test, conducted in collaboration with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) supported by a multi-disciplinary team of investigators under a cooperative research and development agreement with USU. This new large study reconfirmed the biopsy-based test's Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) as a predictor of adverse pathology at surgery and, for the first time, validated GPS as a strong independent predictor of a rise in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) following surgery (biochemical recurrence).
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Quarterly Guest Speakers
Dr. Valencia Clay
Palliative Care Physician, WRNMMC
Dr. Jerry Waddell
Psychologist and Program Director of the Palliative Care Service, WRNMMC
Presentation: "Quality of Life in Disease Progression"
Free and no registration required.
Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
(above the lab/pharmacy) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
(Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332)
Contact: COL (ret) Jane Hudak for more information at 301-319-2918 or
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