The Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), one of eight Prostate Cancer SPOREs in the nation, represents a coordinated effort between Fred Hutch, University of Washington and its affiliated institutions, the University of British Columbia and the Prostate Centre of Vancouver General Hospital, and Oregon Health and Sciences University, working together toward a common goal of reducing morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer.
This work begins with gaining a better understanding of this disease via established programs with strengths in translational prostate cancer research including basic, clinical, and population sciences, as well as career development.
The consortium aims to focus on finding molecular and other factors associated with the risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression as well as its response – and resistance – to treatment. To this end, it is structured around five research projects, some ongoing and some new.
Supporting these research projects are four shared resource cores: