Dr. Khan to be Interviewed on WABE 90.1 FM A Closer Look

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On September 1st, 2015, Shafiq Khan, PhD., Director of the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University, will be speaking on WABE 90.1 FM A Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer to kick off National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) at Clark Atlanta University, is the largest cancer center focused on prostate cancer research within a historically black college or university. Named a University Center of Excellence, CCRTD is now recognized as one of the nation’s top academic cancer research centers, and has recruited a world-class staff of scientists from around the world to further its mission.

CCRTD’s goal is to alleviate health disparities among prostate cancer patients and survivors from racial and ethnic groups across the nation. CCRTD’s mission is trilateral and encompasses: 1) basic research in prostate cancer, 2) training undergraduate and graduate students and junior faculty to become the next generation of cancer researchers and 3) providing needed information to local African-American communities regarding the impact of prostate cancer.

CCRTD has created a unique prostate cancer registry that looks at the African-American survivor’s epidemiological, social and emotional, and clinical experiences throughout the prostate cancer continuum. Dr. Kimberly E. Davis serves as the PI on this project, and Dr. Khan serves as the Co-PI. This registry aims to be instrumental in forming a supportive community that may possibly lead to improved quality of life and enhanced possibilities in survivorship.

About Dr. Shafiq A. Khan

Dr. Khan is the Scientific Director of the CCRTD and also holds the position of Eminent Scholar in Cancer Cell Biology at Clark Atlanta University, an endowed chair funded by the Georgia Research Alliance.  He is also the Director of the NIH/NIMHD Center of Excellence for Prostate Cancer Research, Education and Community Services.  He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and also serves as Director of the RCMI Program.  Prior to this, he was affiliated with the University of Muenster in Germany, the University of Toronto and the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Khan has provided services to the World Health Organization (WHO) through numerous collaborations with researchers from London, Stockholm, and Muenster.  He has more than 30 years of experience in areas of reproductive endocrinology and cancer research.  He has published over 68 journal articles and several book chapters and has 2 patents.

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