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Vincent Freeman.

Recent studies have found that obese men with prostate cancer are more likely to develop progressive or fatal disease regardless of tumor grade and at the time of diagnosis.The UIC researchers to identify biological factors responsible plan for poorer outcomes in obese patients, says Dr. Vincent Freeman, assistant professor of epidemiology at the UIC School of Public Health and principal investigator of the project.

Body fat will be quantified at the time of diagnosis and measure a year after surgery with standard body size measurements such as waist circumference and body mass index and body composition measurements with X – rays, the relative amounts of bone, body water and body fat.