Prostate cancer research and the National Cancer Institute

Otis Brawley, N. Figueroa-Valles

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the largest funder of prostate cancer research in the United States and indeed the world. It is sponsoring a number of studies to answer the significant questions pertinent to prostate cancer and pertinent to black men. These include studies of epidemiology; cancer prevention, screening, and control; clinical treatment; and basic science. In addition, the NCI is charged with dissemination of research findings to physicians and the lay public. The following is a description of the NCI prostate cancer research portfolio including the scientific questions being addressed and how are they being addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Urologic Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 1998
Externally publishedYes



  • Basic cancer research
  • Clinical trial
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Prostate neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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