Dr. Kosj Yamoah

“If facing prostate cancer, knowledge about your treatment options is important. We always encourage our men of African origin to know your PSA by age 40.”

Dr. Kosj Yamoah is a board-certified radiation oncologist and physician-scientist with expertise in cancer health disparities spanning clinical care and translational research. Dr. Yamoah is Chair and Director of Radiation Oncology Cancer Health Disparities Research at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Yamoah served as Co-Leader on the Precision Interception of Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African American Men NCI pre-SPORE project.

He is the lead principal investigator for the Prostate Cancer Foundation – Veterans Affairs Precision Oncology Center of Excellence in the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, which has established Prostate Cancer Centers of Excellence within two Tampa VA hospitals. Dr. Yamoah currently directs a global laboratory that focuses on the identification of clinically relevant environmental and biological contributions to advanced disease and poor survival in men of African origin with prostate cancer.

He is a principal investigator on an NCI D43 Global Cancer training grant as well as an R37 MERIT grant focused on studying the tumor microenvironment of prostate cancer. He has established international research partnerships with academic centers in Africa to study prostate cancer. His research utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that combines methods from epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, pathology, molecular biology, and genomic studies.

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