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Prostate cancer clinical trial expands to Monterrey, Mexico

November 2004

Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D.
Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., is principal investigator of the SABOR project.
The Health Science Centerís SABOR prostate cancer research program moved south of the border recently to enroll 655 men in Monterrey, Mexico. SABOR is short for San Antonio Center of Biomarkers of Risk for Prostate Cancer. The Health Science Center partnered with the University of Nuevo Leon Medical School, which has a large genetics research group. One Mexican physician said he thought this was the first prostate cancer screening clinic ever held in Mexico. The screening was offered at four sites in Monterrey and a urologist was present at each site.

SABOR, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is a long-term study that seeks to identify genetic, dietary and other factors that confer higher risk of prostate cancer in minority and Caucasian men. SABOR is based at the Health Science Center.

Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., is principal investigator of the SABOR project and chair of the department of urology.

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