Developmental Research Program

Program Directors:

Alexander Olawaiye, MD
Katherine Aird, PhD

The University of Pittsburgh HCC Ovarian Cancer SPORE Developmental Research Program (DRP) supports early phase projects that have the potential to open new areas of translational research, and lead to reduced morbidity and mortality in patients with prostate cancer. The overall mission of the DRP is to stimulate research in prostate cancer that will lead to greater understanding of prostate cancer biology, better treatment, and improved outcomes for this disease. Developmental projects include research focused on basic science discoveries, prevention, early detection, treatment, development of prognostic and predictive biomarkers, as well as survivorship.