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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Metal-induced cell-level changes in prostate epithelium and cancer risk
Principal Investigator:

Shuk-mei Ho

Location: Little Rock, AR
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $89,110
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


1 Data in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Cancer Registry showed nearly 50,000 new cases of 2 cancers were diagnosed in the VA system in 2010, and prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequently 3 diagnosed cancer among male veterans, with ~12,500 cases or 33% of all cancers reported. 4 Inhalation or ingestion of toxic air from incomplete combustion are known to increase exposure 5 to metal ion including lead (Pb) and arsenic (iAs), especially when a great variety of materials 6 were being b...

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