Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.
Wantroba, "Infrequent androgen receptor mutations in primary prostate tumors from men residing in Singapore and Los Angeles," 2005
Marcus Allan Wantroba, M.S.
We performed case-only studies of African-American, Latino, and Chinese men in order to: (i) Assess the frequency of androgen receptor (AR) somatic mutations in prostate tumors from who have not received androgen ablation therapy and: (ii) Investigate the associations between AR-CAG repeat length and tumor characteristics. Additionally, we performed a case-control analysis to estimate PCa risk associated with PCa and AR-CAG repeat length in Chinese men. AR mutations occurred extremely infrequently in primary tumors from men who have not undergone androgen ablation therapy, which indicates limited etiological role. However, significant associations were obtained between AR-CAG repeat lengths and Gleason Grade, as well as age at diagnosis, in African-American and Latino men. No significant association between AR-CAG repeat length and disease risk in Chinese men was observed. We conclude that although germline AR-CAG variation is involved in PCa progression, somatic mutations in the AR play virtually no role in untreated PCa.
Advisor: Coetzee, Gerhard
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.