N.I.H. R21 CA116698 “Mechanisms of Psychosocial Influences on Prostate Cancer” 12/01/08 – 11/30/10. One-Year No Cost Extension through 11/30/11. ( 12/2008 - 11/2011 )
The goal of this grant is to investigate the effects of chronic psychological stress on prostate cancer growth murine RM-9 othrotopic prostate cancer model using both young and old. Co-Investigators: Daila Gridley, Richard Hartman, Julia Kroh*, Melissa Dulcich*, Xian Luo*. We have completed the aims of the grant. We are preparing to submit our first manuscript ("Aging and stress effects on behavioral outcomes and tumor growth and behavior in a young and old mouse model of prostate cancer") from this research effort for a special issue of Brain Behav. Immunity (call for abstracts due Oct. 3, 2011). We have presented 12 poster/oral presentations of data from this study has been presented at local and international conferences.