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

clinical researchA 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

basic sceince researchThe 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

national 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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CPDR October 2016
Distinguished Visiting Professor

Dr. Banerjee

Partha P. Banerjee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular &
Cellular Biology
Georgetown University Medical Center

Presentation: “Role of T–LAK Cell–Originated Protein Kinase (TOPK) in Prostate Cancer”

Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 1100 - 1200
Location: CPDR, Rockville, MD
2nd floor conference room



Dr. Xavier

June 23, 2016

Dr. Charles P. Xavier Takes the Robert A. Phillips Award and a Navy-wide Academic Research Competition Award

by Paula Amann
Published in the June 2016 issue of Military Medical Research News, a monthly newsletter of the Department of Research Programs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Fine-tuning facial transplants, predicting bone fractures, shrinking prostate cancers with new drugs and cutting the costs of surgical training with the right technology: These were among the problems probed by competition winners for 2016 Research and Innovation Month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).

The events, during Poster Display Week on May 11 and the Research Symposia on May 18-19, drew abstracts for 178 projects. After winnowing by pre-selection judges, 22 finalists emerged in three categories: case reports, evidence-based practice and quality improvement (a crucial non-research area).

Another 24 finalists, split evenly between laboratory and clinical research, vied for the Robert A. Phillips (RAP) and Bailey K. Ashford (BKA) Awards. The two BKA winners were LCDR Gabriel Santiago, MC (laboratory medicine), and LT Scott Wagner, MC (clinical medicine).

RAP winners included LT Daniel Griffin, MC (resident laboratory category); CPT Sarah Placek, MC (resident clinical); Charles P. Xavier, Ph.D. (staff laboratory); and Benjamin Sheffield (staff clinical).

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