Jewish men needed for study Jewish Men Needed for National Study on Prostate Cancer
The incidence of prostate cancer among Jewish men is no higher than among the general population, yet researchers have chosen this population to study because of a common genetic heritage.
Jason Caplan, a third-year medical student at Creighton University, is coordinating a local effort to enlist Jewish men to participate in a national genetic study.
"We're looking for two groups of Jewish men," he told the Jewish Press recently. "One group includes any Jewish man of any age who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer; the other group needed for the study is Jewish men over the age of 50 without prostate cancer."