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    Integrating basic science and clinical research to develop promising detection techniques and treatments for prostate cancer and associated diseases

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    Basic Science
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    Two of the major activities of the BRP research program include investigator-initiated research and development of unique bio-resources critical for research at CPDR and in the CaP field.

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    Clinical Research
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    In concert with the basic science research program, the clinical research program's clinicians and researchers have achieved a number of scientific discoveries through extensive patient observation and data analysis.

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    Multicenter National
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    This resource enables researchers to conduct important studies using existing data, preserving valuable time and resources and eliminating duplication of efforts.

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The Clinical Translational Research Center


clinical iconA prostate cancer clinical trials center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Recognizing that too few men have participated in clinical trials in the past, this Center will make state-of-the-art research trials available to deserving military health beneficiaries. The Center is open to all beneficiaries worldwide.

 

Basic Science Research Program


science iconThe only free-standing prostate cancer research center in the U.S. This 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art basic science laboratory facility is attracting the best and brightest to study the disease. Using blood and tissues collected from volunteering military beneficiaries, the CPDR laboratory has amassed a large bank of prostate cancer specimens that are serving to unravel the genetics of the disease.

Tri-Service Multicenter Prostate Cancer Database

The largest, most comprehensive prostate cancer database in the United States. Involving the Army, Air Force, and Navy at multiple military medical centers, the program is a model for interservice cooperation and research collaboration. With approximately 26,000 prostate cancer survivors enrolled to date, the CPDR database is rapidly becoming a national resource.

Welcome to CPDR

CPDR is a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer and prostate disease, CPDR was established in 1992 (Public Law 102-172). The program’s mission is fulfilled primarily through its three principal programs: (1) the Clinical Translational Research Center; (2) the Basic Science Research Program, and (3) the Tri-Service Multicenter Prostate Cancer Database to encompass its clinical research work with participating military medical centers.

 

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CPDR Weekly Seminar

Dr. Gyorgy Petrovics

Gyorgy Petrovics, PhD

Associate Director, BSRP
Research Associate Professor of Surgery, USUHS

Presentation: "Translational Genomics Update: Clinical and Molecular Arms Hand in Hand"

Date: April 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am -12:00 pm
Location: CPDR, Rockville, MD
2nd floor conference room

 


 

WRNMMC UsToo!

Guest Speaker Program


Dr. Robert Dean

Dr. Robert Dean

Director of Andrology
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Presentation: “Prostate Cancer Survivorship: Sexual Health Therapies”

Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Time: 1900-2030
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525) and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (via video teleconference in Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room 332).

A military ID card is required to get on base at Walter Reed. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

 

Read the February 2017 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter

Read the April 2017 CPDR E-Newsletter

Go to the WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter Archive or CPDR E-Newsletter Archive

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June 23, 2016

Dr. Charles XavierDr. Charles P. Xavier Takes the Robert A. Phillips Award and a Navy-wide Academic Research Competition Award

by Paula Amann
Published in the June 2016 issue of Military Medical Research News, a monthly newsletter of the Department of Research Programs, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Fine-tuning facial transplants, predicting bone fractures, shrinking prostate cancers with new drugs and cutting the costs of surgical training with the right technology: These were among the problems probed by competition winners for 2016 Research and Innovation Month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).

The events, during Poster Display Week on May 11 and the Research Symposia on May 18-19, drew abstracts for 178 projects. After winnowing by pre-selection judges, 22 finalists emerged in three categories: case reports, evidence-based practice and quality improvement (a crucial non-research area).

Another 24 finalists, split evenly between laboratory and clinical research, vied for the Robert A. Phillips (RAP) and Bailey K. Ashford (BKA) Awards. The two BKA winners were LCDR Gabriel Santiago, MC (laboratory medicine), and LT Scott Wagner, MC (clinical medicine).

RAP winners included LT Daniel Griffin, MC (resident laboratory category); CPT Sarah Placek, MC (resident clinical); Charles P. Xavier, Ph.D. (staff laboratory); and Benjamin Sheffield (staff clinical).

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