Obesity and prostate cancer risk: gaps in our current understanding, and thoughts on how to close the gaps (Part 1)

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February 28, 2023
10:00 – 11:00 AM ET


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Obesity and Cancer

The role of obesity in prostate cancer risk is unclear. Many studies point to men with obesity having a lower overall risk, but a greater risk of aggressive disease and death. As the most common cancer (other than skin cancer) in men both in the United States and worldwide, more research is urgently needed. Over the course of two one-hour webinars, four experts addressed 1) what is known regarding the epidemiology, nutrition, and basic and clinical science of prostate cancer risk; 2) gaps in our current understanding; and 3) challenges and possible approaches to close the gaps.

Reference: Obesity and prostate cancer: a narrative review.

Part 1: February 28, 2023, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET
Part 2: March 24, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

This webinar is part of the NCI Obesity & Cancer Webinar Series, which aims to foster cross-disciplinary research on obesity that can help prevent, treat, and/or control cancer.


Stephen J. Freedland, M.D.
Stephen J. Freedland, M.D.

Staff Physician, Durham VA Medical Center
Professor of Urology
Warschaw, Robertson, Law Families Chair in Prostate Cancer
Director, Center for Integrated Research on Cancer and Lifestyle (CIRCL)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.
Marian L. Neuhouser, Ph.D., R.D.

Professor and Program Head
Cancer Prevention Program
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


Sharon Ross, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Program Director
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Edward Sauter, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical and Program Officer
NCI Division of Cancer Prevention

Last Updated
May 11, 2023