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Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

The purpose of the UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer is to contribute significantly to progress in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of prostate cancer. These goals will be accomplished through multiple and diverse research projects, both in basic science and population-based research, which can be rapidly translated into clinical applications.

The over-arching goal of the SPORE is to rapidly translate laboratory discoveries to clinical applications. A major objective of the SPORE is to develop new avenues of prostate cancer research through support of developmental research programs and to identify and cultivate young investigators seeking a career in prostate cancer research. Two major mechanisms will meet these objectives: the Career Enhancement Program and the Developmental Research Program. Through these mechanisms, the field of prostate cancer research will be expanded and new avenues of translational research will be developed.

The goals of the SPORE will be supported by its major Cores: Administrative, Pathology and Biostatistics and Informatics. Each of these contributes uniquely to the planned research programs and the development of new research areas and facilitates the rapid translation of basic research to clinical application.

Contact Us

UCLA SPORE in Prostate Cancer
Department of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Box 951738
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1738

SPORE Administrative Coordinator: [email protected]