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Laura Pascal

Laura Pascal

Program: Cancer Biology

(412) 623-3916 Shadyside Medical Building
4200 Centre Ave, Suite G34
Pittsburgh PA

Prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia are two diseases which present a significant burden for older men in the US. Although BPH is not usually life-threatening, the mechanisms contributing to BPH are largely unknown which makes it difficult to develop successful BPH prevention and treatment strategies. My research focus is developing and characterizing animal models of BPH and prostate cancer as powerful tools for measuring efficacy of small molecules designed to inhibit androgen receptor function in prostate cancer and of 5ARI and COX-2 inhibitors to reduce prostatic inflammation and improve bladder function in BPH.

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