Prostate Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE)Welcome to the University of Michigan (U-M) Prostate SPORE website. The U-M Prostate SPORE launched in 1995 as one of the first NCI-funded SPORE programs in the country. The goals of the U-M Prostate SPORE are to foster research productivity, promote interaction and collaboration among researchers, and optimize the institution's strengths and unique scientific opportunities to advance prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
Toward these objectives, our team of clinician scientists and researchers have realized major discoveries that have made our program a national leader in translational research. Close collaboration with investigators from across the University of Michigan campus, SPOREs at UM and other institutions, industry, national networks and other Universities have made these discoveries possible.
As Director, I am proud of our talented investigators and the scientific advances achieved. I look forward to opportunities and challenges ahead in our mission to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer.
Urine-based test improves on PSA for detecting prostate cancer. Scott Tomlins' Mi-Prostate Score (MiPS) study has been published in European Urology in the May 15,
New UM pilot trial using C-sarcosine as a PET tracer for prostate cancer to evaluate the uptake mechanisms and metabolic pathways of C-sarcosine in prostate cancer tissue is enrolling patients with prostate cancer (PI: Morand Piert).
Apply by September 1 for SPORE in Prostate Cancer research funding. For more information and to apply, navigate to the Competition Space website: http://umms.infoready4.com/CompetitionSpace/, search for "Prostate SPORE" and select Pilot Project or Career Enhancement Program.
11.4.15 - Prostate Cancer Support Group meets 6-7:30 pm at the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor, 2010 Hogback Rd., Suite 3. This
group meets the first Wednesday of every month.
11.5.15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Presenter: Vishal Kothari, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology.
11.13.15 - Prostate SPORE External Advisory Board, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
12.3.15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Presenter: Matt Davenport, M.D., Radiology.
12.12.15 - Get Healthy Together, A Breast and Prostate Cancer Event at Washtenaw Community College, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm.
1.7.15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Presenter: Matt Davenport, M.D., Radiology.
2.4.15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Presenter: Todd Morgan, M.D., Urology.
3.3.15 - Prostate SPORE/Prostate Oncology Program Meeting, 4:00 pm. Presenter: Alison Mondul, Ph.D., Epidemiology.