Pathology and Forensic Medicine
At the Pathology And Forensic Medicine department office
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Topic: Prostate Cancer Disparities Among Men Of African Descent
Introduction: Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer among men of African descent, with a peak age of incidence of 60 to70 years. There is paucity of research work on the possible role of genes in the susceptibility of African men to prostate cancer.
Aim/objective: This study aims to examine the different histological variants of prostate cancer and to use immunohistochemistry to determine the possible role of prostate cancer susceptibility genes.
Methodology: The study is a prospective analysis of all newly diagnosed prostate cancer cases in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. The formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue blocks for all the cases will be retrieved and tissue samples will be obtained from the biopsy specimen for RNA extraction.
Expected result: It is hoped that this study will help contribute to the body of knowledge of the role of cancer susceptibility genes in the aetiology of prostate cancer among men with African ancestry.
|1.||FMCPath (Fellowship in Pathology) (Anatomic Pathology)||Faculty of Pathology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria||2016|
EMIOGUN EDOBOR is a Lecturer I at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine
EMIOGUN has a FMCPath (Fellowship in Pathology) in Anatomic Pathology from Faculty of Pathology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria