Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) … promoting interdisciplinary research and moving basic research findings from the laboratory to clinical settings…
The PNW Prostate Cancer SPORE consists of four institutions that have large, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators and laboratories dedicated to prostate cancer research and a history of working closely together within this larger milieu. The respective teams of clinicians and researchers at these institutions bring considerable scientific depth and breadth required for confronting the most challenging problems blocking progress in our ultimate goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer. This SPORE provides the blueprint for building a large coordinated translational prostate cancer effort spanning the Pacific Northwest. All participating institutions have made substantial commitments toward supporting the SPORE and its innovative, translational research projects.
Supporting these research projects are four research cores:
Core Director: Peter Nelson, M.D. Co-directors: Janet Stanford, Ph.D., Paul Lange, M.D. The Administrative Core for this specific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE consists of a variety of interacting committees working closely with the PI (Peter Nelson) and Co-PIs (Janet Stanford and Paul Lange). The administrative staff consists of
Core Director: Robert Vessella, Ph.D. Co-director: Lawrence True, M.D. The Specimen Core provides part of the infrastructure support for Projects 1 - 5 as well as for future pilot and developmental projects. It has been designed to meet the needs of these projects plus serve as a
Core Director: Ruth Etzioni, Ph.D. Co-director: Ziding Feng, Ph.D. The Biostatistics Core provides essential biostatistical support to investigators on the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE. This core links study design, data collection, measurement, and analysis to the critical hypotheses and questions of the Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer SPORE
Core Co-Directors: John Gore, M.D. and Evan Yu, M.D. The Clinical Core supports projects and cores in areas relevant to clinical research. The three major components to the core include clinical trials, the prostate cancer clinical research information system, and advocacy activities. Specific Aim 1: To design, execute,