Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States, with about 1 in 5 men 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, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, ultrasound imaging, or MRI. It is not uncommon to employ watchful waiting and active surveillance as the first step in treatment until the cancer begins to grow and requires additional treatment.


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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

Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson

Program Leader, Cancer Discovery Platforms (CDP)

Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology

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Shuming Nie

Professor, Bioengineering

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Taher Saif

Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering

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Andrew Smith

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Associate Professor, Pathobiology

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Gregory Underhill

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

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