The Genitourinary Cancers Program is composed of 33 investigators (29 Full and 4 Associate members) from 13 Departments. The Program consists of a group of basic and clinical investigators collectively focused upon the study and treatment of GU malignancies.
The specific aims of this Program are to: 1) Understandfundamental mechanisms that contribute to development and progression of prostate and bladder cancer; and 2) Support and advance the development of clinicians and research scientists working in a collaborative manner on GU cancers to establish novel basic, translational and clinical research programs. There are two major areas of research focus within the GU Cancer Program: prostate cancer and bladder cancer. The GU Program has developed funded research and clinical programs focused on androgen receptor (AR) signaling in prostate cancer, prostate cancer stem cells, imaging, diagnosis and focal therapy of early stage prostate cancers, as well as urothelial carcinogenesis. Utilizing these strengths, the current focus has expanded into imaging, focal therapy, molecular risk stratification, stem cell biology/etiology, and a population-based approach to racial disparity in prostate cancer. Drs. Michael Garabedian and Samir Taneja are the Co-Leaders for this Program. Total funding increased from $3,497,189 to $5,888,351 since the last competitive application. Membership has increased from 27 to 33. Publications for the period total 245, of which 26.9% are intra-programmatic, 12.2% are inter-programmatic, and 8.2% are both intra- and inter-programmatic collaborations.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
New York University
New York
United States
Zip Code
Fan, Xiaozhou; Peters, Brandilyn A; Jacobs, Eric J et al. (2018) Drinking alcohol is associated with variation in the human oral microbiome in a large study of American adults. Microbiome 6:59
Chen, Danqi; Fang, Lei; Mei, Shenglin et al. (2018) Erratum: ""Regulation of Chromatin Assembly and Cell Transformation by Formaldehyde Exposure in Human Cells"". Environ Health Perspect 126:019001
Khodadadi-Jamayran, Alireza; Akgol-Oksuz, Betul; Afanasyeva, Yelena et al. (2018) Prognostic role of elevated mir-24-3p in breast cancer and its association with the metastatic process. Oncotarget 9:12868-12878
Wadghiri, Youssef Z; Hoang, Dung Minh; Leporati, Anita et al. (2018) High-resolution Imaging of Myeloperoxidase Activity Sensors in Human Cerebrovascular Disease. Sci Rep 8:7687
Wang, Shiyang; Liechty, Benjamin; Patel, Seema et al. (2018) Programmed death ligand 1 expression and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes in neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 associated tumors. J Neurooncol 138:183-190
Nancy, Patrice; Siewiera, Johan; Rizzuto, Gabrielle et al. (2018) H3K27me3 dynamics dictate evolving uterine states in pregnancy and parturition. J Clin Invest 128:233-247
Schulfer, Anjelique F; Battaglia, Thomas; Alvarez, Yelina et al. (2018) Intergenerational transfer of antibiotic-perturbed microbiota enhances colitis in susceptible mice. Nat Microbiol 3:234-242
Ge, Wenzhen; Clendenen, Tess V; Afanasyeva, Yelena et al. (2018) Circulating anti-Müllerian hormone and breast cancer risk: A study in ten prospective cohorts. Int J Cancer 142:2215-2226
Ruggles, Kelly V; Wang, Jincheng; Volkova, Angelina et al. (2018) Changes in the Gut Microbiota of Urban Subjects during an Immersion in the Traditional Diet and Lifestyle of a Rainforest Village. mSphere 3:
Winer, Benjamin Y; Shirvani-Dastgerdi, Elham; Bram, Yaron et al. (2018) Preclinical assessment of antiviral combination therapy in a genetically humanized mouse model for hepatitis delta virus infection. Sci Transl Med 10:

Showing the most recent 10 out of 1170 publications