Researchers at Creighton University have gotten a federal grant to study how heredity affects prostate cancer in black men.
Creighton Hereditary Cancer Center director Henry Lynch says prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among
American men and is more prevalent among black men than whites.
Hereditary is believed to be a link in 10 percent of cases.
Creighton is partnering with Jackson State University in
Mississippi on the study. They're seeking 300 black men diagnosed with prostate cancer from eastern Nebraska and about 500 from Jackson, Miss. For details, visit http://bit.ly/dn25uy.
The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Defense.