Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. About 1 in 5 men will be diagnosed with it in the US. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly and can go undetected. Although finding and treating it before symptoms occur may not improve men’s health or help them live longer, the disease has a 97.8% 5-year survival rate. 

Current diagnostic tests for prostate cancer include physical exams, digital rectal exams, PSA tests, ultrasounds, or MRI. It is not uncommon for watchful waiting and active surveillance to be the first step in treatment until the cancer begins to grow and requires additional treatment.


Materials Science & Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Science & Engineering, Pathobiology


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Jianjun Cheng

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

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Wawrzyniec Dobrucki

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

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Jiawei Han

Professor, Computer Science

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John Katzenellenbogen

Professor, Chemistry

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Erik Nelson

Associate Professor, Molecular and Integrative Physiology

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Shuming Nie

Professor, Bioengineering

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Gabriel Popescu

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Taher Saif

Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering

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Andrew Smith

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

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Rebecca Smith

Associate Professor, Pathobiology

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Gregory Underhill

Associate Professor, Bioengineering