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EDRN Pre-Validation of Metabolic Biomarkers of Prostate Cancer: Follow up EDRN Challenge

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Chinnaiyan, Arul M.University of Michigan

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Metabolomics
Prostate and Urologic Cancers Research Group

The goal of this EDRN set-asides proposal is to carry out pre-validation studies on sarcosine as a metabolomic biomarker of prostate cancer in urine. Not only does sarcosine have potential as a marker for the early detection of prostate cancer in post-DRE urine specimens-- but since its highest levels are in metastatic disease it might have utility in predicting aggressiveness of clinically localized disease. We will also use these funds to determine if we can add additional metabolites to sarcosine in order to develop a multiplex metabolomic biomarker panel in prostate cancer. In addition to sarcosine, we have 10-12 additional candidate metabolomic biomarkers that could be developed (as seen from our preliminary global metabolite studies).

There are currently no biomarkers annotated for this protocol.

No datasets are currently associated with this protocol.


New Funding Opportunity: Biomarker Development Laboratories for the Early Detection Network: Applications Due May 23

Update: Pre-application webinar information now available.

The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention has released a new funding opportunity to solicit organ-specific applications for Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (BDLs), one of the four scientific units of the recently funded Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). The EDRN is a national infrastructure funded to discover, develop, and validate biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. BDLs are responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.

The existing BDLs are primarily focused on ovary and gastrointestinal cancers. The proposed BDLs (to be supported under this funding opportunity) should be focused on one or more of the following cancers: breast, prostate and other genitourinary organs, or lung. In addition, cancers with rapidly rising incidence rates, e.g., endometrial, hepatocellular, kidney, thyroid, oropharyngeal cancers, and/or cancers with unique etiology, e.g., mesothelioma, will be considered.

The newly funded units of the Early Detection Research Network will be announced later in April. Successful applicants have already been notified. Those researchers who were not successful during the last round of applications are encouraged to apply to this opportunity.