We want to thank all who are participating in the RESPOND study and want everyone to know that your health and safety is most important at this time. Since the study does not involve person to person contact, the Human Subjects Committees at our institutions are continuing to allow our research efforts to go forward. This involves sending our RESPOND surveys to eligible men to be completed and mailed back, or the survey can be done online. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns (click on ‘Learn More or Participate’ for our contact information).

Michael Cooper

Click on the video to see former 5-time NBA Championship Los Angeles Lakers player Michael Cooper describe what’s involved in the RESPOND Study.


Click on the video to see John Carpten, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Translational Genomics, and Director, Institute of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC discuss the science behind the RESPOND Study.

Patient Story

Click on the video to see prostate cancer survivors, family members, and physicians discuss the importance of the RESPOND Study.

What is RESPOND?

RESPOND is the largest research study ever to look for answers to the prostate cancer health disparity in African American men. Click here to learn more.

Who Are We?

We are a national network of prostate cancer researchers who have joined forces to study prostate cancer in African American men. Click here to see the map of our affiliated sites and the names of researchers, study staff members, and community liaisons involved with the RESPOND Study.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have an extensive list of Questions and Answers regarding many aspects of the RESPOND Study. Click here


These organizations support the RESPOND Study.Click here to see them.

Learn More or Participate

If you would like to be included in the RESPOND Study, or if you would like more information, click here.