Neighborhoods and Prostate Cancer

Principal Investigator:
Scarlett Lin Gomez, Ph.D., Esther M. John, Ph.D., David O. Nelson, Ph.D.
Sue Ingles, Ph.D., and Myles Cockburn, Ph.D. (University of Southern California)
Funding Source:
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program
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Neighborhoods affect health. Using data collected through two completed prostate cancer studies, [the San Francisco Bay Area Prostate Cancer Study (Principal Investigator: Esther John) and the Los Angeles Prostate Cancer Study (Principal Investigator: Sue Ingles)], this study seeks to understand how individual-level factors (e.g., personal characteristics) and neighborhood-level factors (e.g., neighborhood social, building, medical-access, and immigration characteristics) affect prostate cancer risk and survival after prostate cancer. The study will involve participants from various racial/ethnic groups to evaluate how individual- and neighborhood-level effects contribute to the marked socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities observed for prostate cancer.

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