Tuesday, November 11, 2014
CRBCM, Collecting blood samples from volunteers at large from broader cancer studies
With collaboration from the Biomedical Research At UTEP, (DR Zangh), CRBCM has launched today studies investigating the role of cytokines in the production of cancers. We are collecting blood samples from Volunteers at large, and our cancer patients are going to participate. The theory is that when after age 55, or post Menopause in women, people enter the age of the "Cytokines" which seem to play a major role in the Neoplasm occurrence. Collecting blood samples may give us levels of various Cytokines in patients currently with cancers, or who might develop cancer of the next 5 to 10 years. Also the samples give us opportunity to have genetic testing for cancer screening. This is an exciting time in cancer...further discovery awaits! It is worth mentioning that 80% of our population is of Hispanic origin in El Paso!