Research Grants

Prostate Researchers

Jin-Rong Zhou, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Scientific evidence suggests that dietary intake of soy or black tea individually may have a potent anti-prostate cancer effect. Dr. Zhou will examine if the dietary combination will significantly inhibit development and progression of prostate cancer in a synergistic manner and eventually lead to a realistic prostate cancer prevention strategy.

Gang Zeng, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles

Doctor Zeng is investigating new biomarkers that could detect the difference between prostate cancer and other prostate abnormalities that are non-malignant. The research will hopefully yield a molecular tool that would complement the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test given to detect prostate cancer early, minimizing false positives and negatives.

Maarten C. Bosland, D.V.Sc., Ph.D.
New York University School of Medicine

Doctor Bosland hopes to determine whether soy can help prevent recurrence of prostate cancer in men who are at high risk. If the study shows that soy can prevent recurrence, it is also likely to prevent the growth of these small primary cancers.