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Clark Atlanta On A Mission To Eradicate Prostate Cancer

Sep 1, 2015

A student works in the lab at Clark Atlanta University's Center for Cancer Research & Therapeutic Development. The center's director Dr. Shafiq Khan works along side her .
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The director of Clark Atlanta University's Center for Cancer Research & Therapeutic Development, Dr. Shafiq Khan discusses the center's aim to eradicate prostate cancer on “Closer Look.”
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Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men, after non-melanoma skin cancer. Almost 178,000 cases are diagnosed every year and more than 27,000 men die from the disease annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Clark Atlanta University Center for Cancer Research & Therapeutic Development is on a mission to eradicate the illness altogether.

The director of the center, Dr. Shafiq Khan joined Rose Scott and Jim Burress on “Closer Look” to discuss prostate cancer and the center’s goal.