Consortium for the Development and Analysis of Relevant Prostate Cancer Model Systems

About Consortium for the Development and Analysis of Relevant Prostate Cancer Model Systems

Laboratory models that reflect prostate cancer clinical biology are important for investigating new treatments for the disease. Dr. Vessella has organized a national consortium of expert investigators that intend to better characterize existing models of prostate cancer and determine where there are gaps in understanding clinical biology. The deficiencies will be corrected by creation of a new generation of models suitable for preclinical assessment of new, experimental medications for advanced prostate cancer.
Research consortium members: Dr. Norman M. Greenberg, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington; Dr. William C. Hahn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Dr. Peter S. Nelson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Dr. Donna M. Peehl, Stanford University; Dr. Kenneth J. Pienta, University of Michigan Medical School; Dr. Hong Wu, UCLA.

Lead Investigator:

Dr. Robert L. Vessella, University of Washington