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.
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)
Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program